A shop attendant at Elegu town council in Amuru district identified as Kalanzi Crime has gone missing and feared kidnapped.
Kalanzi, aged 16, went missing on Sunday at around 10:00pm and his where about not known.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson said the incident was reported to police and registered under CRB22/2020 (Kidnap)
According to Okema, the family claims they received a phone call demanding for a ransom of 400,000 to be sent on the victim’s mobile phone number for his release.
This is the fifth kidnap case being reported at Elegu Police Station in less than three months.
In December 2019, a six-year-old boy’s body was discovered floating on River Unyama with missing body parts after he was kidnapped in a suspected ritual sacrifice.
In January, suspected militiamen kidnapped a Ugandan businessman, Issa Likambo Aziz, a resident of Elegu Town Council inside South Sudan smuggling cigarettes.
The kidnappers demanded a ransom of 4 million Uganda shillings but later unconditionally released the victim.