On 7th June 2018 Margret Namukose called her husband, told him that she was scheduled to attend a school meeting at Kasangati however when evening clocked,she never returned back home and efforts to reach her through her phone were futile.
The worried husband later received a call from Namukose telling him that unknown men had kidnapped, raped her and dumped her in a certain forest.
Her husband opened a case of kidnapping case at Kyebando Police Post and police started to search for her by tracing her phone, which was located in Kampala.
On 8th June 2018 at around 11:00am she resurfaced and was brought to police by the husband. She allegedly told the police that she had rescued herself and went to a nearby clinic for a check-up.
Police went with Namukose to the clinic but there was no record of her visit.
Upon further questioning she confessed that all this time the police were searching for her, she had not been kidnapped, but was enjoying herself in Serena Hotel with her new boyfriend.
Namukose is currently detained at Kira Road Police Station and is to be arraigned before courts of law on charges of giving false information.
Her arrest comes at a time when the country is on high alert following a spate of such crimes targeting girls and women who have been reported kidnapped, only to surface dead in some cases.