Detectives who tracked the whereabouts of the suspects said that the group has been targeting foreigners particularly those from India. They hoodwink their targets that they have jobs in Uganda or in other countries.
Upon arriving at Entebbe airport, Butan and Mugumya would then create a scenario that their victims have illegally entered the country. They would then confiscate the victims’ travel documents so as to create fear among the victims. They would then advise them to buy their freedom by pressuring them to call their relatives to send money for their release.
Owoyesigyire said that the quartet informed their relatives that they had been arrested and wanted money in order to be set free. Relatives in India alerted police in Uganda and a hunt for the kidnappers was launched.
Investigators, accompanied by phone trackers, sighted signals of phones used to call for ransom in Bweyogerere and moved to the exact place spot. Butan and Mugumya were found when they had confined their victims in a hotel room.
Owoyesigyire said investigations have been expanded to unearth all people who could have been robbed by Butan and Mugumya using the same tricks. The Indian community has been urged to always report once they detectives suspicious conduct of their members.urn