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Man gets girls on FaceBook and later robs them

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Man gets girls on FaceBook and later robs them

The Kampala Metropolitan Police Crime Intelligence Division, in coordination with KMP North and Wakiso, have in custody, a one Odongkara Steven, a 28 year old, electrician of Bulaga village, Wakiso district for a string of knife-point robberies, against female victims lured from Facebook. The facts gathered indicate that the suspect, met Namiiro Jemima on Facebook and they agreed to meet on a date, as boyfriend and girl friend, at Kasasa Bulaga village,

According to Uganda police spokesman ,Fed Enanga, along the way, while escorting each other, the suspect drew out a knife and stabbed the victim on the right hand, then grabbed her bag, and escaped from the scene. The victim, a 27 year old of Najjanankumbi reported the matter to police on the 22.12.2023, around 10:30am, of simple robbery of her bag that contained cash 200,000 and cosmetics, by her facebook boyfriend, later identified as Odongokara Steven. The suspect was tracked down and arrested on the 27.12.2023. An immediate search was conducted, and a knife recovered from, him. The suspect admitted to luring girls and women on Facebook and robbing from them.

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Enanga said,”As the police, we urge girls, women and other persons looking to find love online, to proceed with caution, while kneeling up with a match in persons from dating sites. In this instance, the suspect admitted to robbing all victims after meeting them, following chats and conversations on Facebook. The victims were forced to surrender their bags, phones, and other valuables. In some of the incidents, the victims suffered knife injuries.

“We would like to recommend safety tips to keep in mind, when meeting someone online. It is good practice to meet at a public place with others around. It is also important to have a buddy system, when going on dates. Tell a friend, whom you are going out with, photos and contacts. Do not go on a first date, when you are not around people. Either meet at a bar or restaurant. Other advanced arrangements can only take place after, knowing each other, very well.”

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