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Juvenile Arrested For Faking Kidnap


A 16year old resident of Elegu border post in Amuru district faked kidnap was today morning arrested.

The juvenile, who could not be named for legal reasons, was arrested from Elegu border post after returning home from a self-kidnaped in Kampala.

He went missing on Feb 17th from their shop at Elegu border post and later called his parents claiming kidnappers were demanding a ransom of 400,000 shilling.

His father identified as Akim Kalanzi later went and reported the matter to police.

Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police spokesperson says the boy was tracked down by his parents who later notified the police, leading to his arrest.

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