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Nigerian arrested for confining 3 female MUBS students

John Odemwegu

John Odemwegu

A Nigerian national and KCCA FC striker, John Odemwegu, 25, has been arrested on allegations of holding hostage three female students of Makerere University Business School (MUBS) for over 10 hours.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga, says on Saturday, the suspect invited his girlfriend, Grace Nakibuuka, whom he met five days ago to his home in Mutungo, Nakawa Division, in Kampala. 

She reportedly came along with two other female friends identified as Margret Namutebi and Joan Namirembe. Enanga said at around 9 pm, the students asked Odemwegu, to leave but he insisted that they stay around. He reportedly confiscated their mobile phones and at around 10 pm, he locked them inside the house and went to an unknown place.

However, one of the girls had an extra phone, which she used to inform her other colleagues what had befallen them at around midnight. The students rushed to Kinawataka police station and filed a case explaining how their colleagues were being held captive by a man. 

Kinawataka police sent a message to Jinja Road policing division, which immediately launched a hunt for the students throughout the entire night of Saturday.Odemwegu returned at around 7 am on Sunday morning and released the trio. Enanga said since police was already on the hunt, it traced the phones once they were returned to the students and switched on. 

Police collaborating with the victims, located the suspect’s home leading to his arrest for unlawful confinement. Odemwegu, according to Enanga, said he hadn’t abducted the students but had kept them in his house for their own safety as he feared that they could be hurt by thugs in the area if he had allowed them to move alone during night hours.

Police has cautioned young adults to be very careful, saying the dating landscape has changed nowadays because anything evil can happen at any time. Nakibuuka, Namirembe and Namutebi have already recorded statements. Early this year, two Congolese female students were found dead and locked inside a rented house at Kakeeka in Mengo, Rubaga Division, in Kampala. 

They were allegedly killed by their fellow Congolese male student accusing one of them of cheating on him.

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+1 #1 WADADA rogers 2019-12-09 23:43
This doesnt sound real, some kind of conspiracy here, i think the girls wanted to extort money from the guy
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+2 #2 Lakwena 2019-12-10 08:21
This is half truth.

The incident leaves more questions asked than answers. What is Oga John Odemwegu doing in Uganda, and how did he end up in KCCA football team?

In other words, I am as weary about noisy, unscrupulous Nigerians being in Uganda as weary about opportunistic, double faced Rwandese in Uganda.
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+1 #3 Kinvinvi Ssekyeru 2019-12-10 11:43
Young girls should be careful about whom they date. Nigerians are very dangerous people.

They are know all over the world to be engaged in drug and human organs trafficking. Your organs might have survived today but they might not survive for long.
Good Luck
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0 #4 Kinvinvi Ssekyeru 2019-12-10 11:49
Young girls should be very careful about who they date or hang around with, Nigerian all over the world have a not so good reputation.

They are allegedly involved in drug and human organs trafficking. The poor girls night have escaped with their organs this time but the might not be so lucky next time.
They should exercise caution. Good Luck
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+1 #5 Joe 2019-12-10 18:13
Quoting Lakwena:
This is half truth.

The incident leaves more questions asked than answers. What is Oga John Odemwegu doing in Uganda, and how did he end up in KCCA football team?

In other words, I am as weary about noisy,

unscrupulous Nigerians being in Uganda as weary about opportunistic, double faced Rwandese in Uganda.


But Lakwena! I don't hear you complain about the SS guys!!!
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0 #6 rubangakene 2019-12-10 21:56
The situation we are in, anything goes, opportunities galore; we might not know the real motives behind this saga but one thing is certain, Uganda has gone to the dogs!
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0 #7 Lakwena 2019-12-11 08:05
Quoting Joe:
[quote name="Lakwena"]

But Lakwena! I don't hear you complain about the SS guys!!!


Joe, I have already done that many times: Instead of the SS going back home to sort out their warring stupidity and mess once and for all, and build their country; they are here on our streets dreaming and loafing around like giraffes in Murchison National Park.

In other words, maybe it is their (SS) rights to be stupid.

But at least they are not conmen/women and children, and don't pretend to be Ugandans and/or usurp our jobs in our State House, the UPDF, the Police, NIIRA, the Dept of Immigration, Civil aviation authority, etc., etc.
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0 #8 Lakwena 2019-12-11 08:15
And Joe, under the misfortune of Mr. M7 having grabbed the country at gunpoint in 1986; Uganda is now for grab by any Tom, Dick and Harry: Chinese, Indians, Somali, charlatans, witchdoctors even Kenyans are daring to come and grab land, as far inside Uganda as Luweero.

In other words, while that is happening, apparently we are all sitting on our hands, expecting God to save us from our stupidity too.
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0 #9 Lakwena 2019-12-11 13:43
Quoting rubangakene:
The situation we are in, anything goes, opportunities galore; we might not know the real motives behind this saga but one thing is certain, Uganda has gone to the dogs!


No Rubangakene, the dogs came to Uganda and found us like lame and/or dead ducks.
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