Police in Kawempe has arrested a 27-year-old woman for allegedly faking her own kidnap and demanding ransom from her parents.
Najjim Gonza has been vending food at Mbiiko, in Jinja District, but says she wanted capital to start a new business.
She had reportedly planned to elope with her boyfriend, one Festo Kigomba who works in Maganjo Milling Factory in Kawempe.
She lied to him that she wanted to live a new life with him. The unsuspecting boyfriend later left her home and went to work only for Gonza to call her mother demanding for 6 million shillings ransom lest her imaginary captors would kill her.
Her family immediately reported to police and her phone details were traced to be at her boyfriend’s house.
The unsuspecting boyfriend led investigators to his home and the allegedly kidnapped girlfriend was found cooking supper for the two.
Her mother, who had lost consciousness upon hearing the bad news is now undergoing treatment at Jinja Hospital while Gonza awaits arraignment in court on charges of demanding money by menaces.