PALLISA: 4 Arrested For Kidnapping S.3 Female Student for Ransom

By Our Reporter




 Police has arrested four suspects who allegedly participated in the kidnap of a 16 year old female student of Pallisa Secondary School.


The four suspects are Pte Aguwa Justine Andrew, a 29 year old. Soldier attached to Ruhengeri, Okanya Emma, a 28 year old, peasant of Senior quarter cell, Pallisa Town Council, Okiria Constant, an 18 year old, student of Pallisa SS, and Imoit Anna Florence, a 26 year old, businesswoman of Kisenyi cell, in Pallisa town council.


According to a statement issued by Police Spokesperson, ACP Fred Enanga today 15th August, 2023, 4 suspects in custody who are scheduled to appear in court for kidnap for ransom and trafficking of a 16 year old, female student.


He says, the facts gathered indicate that a one Aguti Harried Vick, a 16 year old, student of Pallisa Secondary School, left her school on the 8.08.2023, at around 4pm, for home.


Along her way home, she was intercepted by a male student identified as Okiria Constant, aged 18, who took her up to his sisters’ home and confined her there.  The following day of, 9.08.2023, at around 11am, the victim was forced to talk to her parents while asking them to pay for a ransom so that her life is spared. She spoke to her mother instructing her to send money and save her life.



The victim was tracked down and recovered by police task team which led to the arrest of the four who Enanga says have already been investigated and are only awaiting to be arraigned before court.


 “Exhibits of a toy pistol, bayonet, National ID card and other exhibits were recovered,” says Enanga.

Police warns that kidnappers are usually known perpetrators, who survey particular families that are better off, and gather information about them. As a result, they kidnap their loved ones and coerce the family members into paying a ransom quickly, to enable the release of the victim.

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