Missionary accused of faking his abduction
Publish date: 13 January 2020
Issue Number: 855
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Police in Uganda have detained a 20-year-old Liberian man working as a missionary volunteer in Nyendo for allegedly faking his own abduction. The Monitor reports that Church of Jesus Christ on Monday informed police that Taulus Zanto was kidnapped on 2 January and his abductors were demanding for $20 000 in ransom. However, Zanto was later found and arrested along with an alleged accomplice. ‘A search operation located the victim at a hideout in Nyendo Masaka district, where it was established to be a false story … a plot to get quick money,’ said police spokesperson Fred Enanga. He added that the suspects were being charged with ‘conspiracy, giving false information and demanding by menaces’.