Liberian missionary accused of faking his own kidnap


Police in Uganda have arrested a Liberian missionary who they accuse of faking his own kidnap and demanding a 74m Ugandan shilling.

‘‘Police in Greater Masaka, have in custody, a Liberian National and an accomplice, who were arrested for staging a fake kidnap.  The matter had been reported to police, by Walter Chatora, a 54 year old male and National Mission President‘‘. Ugandan police tweeted.

The head of the church where he was volunteering reported his kidnap on the evening of 2 January and a search for him began, police said.

The police spokesman alleges that a former colleague pretended to be his abductor and made a phone call demanding ransom.

But then the missionary, along with a Ugandan, were arrested in a hideout, police spokesperson Fred Enanga said in a statement.

“The suspects are being charged with conspiracy, giving false information and demanding by menaces,” the police said.

Neither of the suspects have commented on the allegations.


Dominica Nwabufo



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