Ugandan, Indian National arrested over Extortion
The Kampala Metropolitan Police has in custody two suspects including an Indian and Ugandan , in connection with an extortion Racket where they invited Indian nationals under the pretext of connecting them to Canada for employment.
Luke Owoyesigire the Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson identifies the suspects as Praful Butan a Male adult of Indian origin and Mugumya Ignatius Ugandan, while the invited four Indians included; Akshay Parapati, Sahil Patel, Atul Patel and Kalpesh Vyas.
It is alleged that on the 15/01/2020 the victims were bound in the Jolly Court Hotel at Kasanga and later removed on the 21/01/2020 at around 9:00am, with a pretext of transporting them to Entebbe Airport enroute to Canada.
The suspects instead were confined at Allianz Hotel in Bweyogerere where the Racket started demanding 50,000 USD from their loved ones in India. A complaint was registered and the victims were on the 26/01/2020 rescued and handed over to KMP
The task team is expanding inquiries to establish whether the extortion Racket has a complex network.
"We call upon the Indian Community to help combat such criminal Networks extorting from Indian Nationals by exposing their different methodologies" Owoyesigire said.