Police have arrested six people for allegedly kidnapping a three-year-old child for a ransom and later killing her.
The parents reported a case of disappearance to the police, but later, the kidnappers called the parents for ransom and threatened to kill the baby if the money they asked for was not sent to them.
According to the police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, the incident happened on September 22, 2023, in the afternoon when Biyinzika Hope returned from school and found that there was no one at home at Namaliri Trading Centre, Kasawo County, Mukono District.
Enanga told our news reporters that “it was on September 30th that the body of the three-year-old was recovered from a pit latrine about 15 meters from their home.”.
“This is an unfortunate incident where an innocent three-year-old child is targeted and taken through all that pain. The suspects will soon be taken to courts of law,” Enanga added.
However, the fire and rescue teams managed to retrieve the body, whereas other police teams documented another scene in a sorghum garden near the toilet where the victim was murdered.
According to locals, the body of a minor was found slaughtered at the neck with no tongue, and both eyes were gouged out in what is now believed to have been a ritual sacrifice.
The suspects arrested are part of a gang moving around the area, kidnapping people and asking for ransom.
The police said the key suspect, Fred Kawuma, who was the mastermind of the kidnapping and subsequent murder, is still on the run as the hunt for him gains momentum.
In conclusion, those arrested are Fred Kayemba, Walugembe Fred, Allan Ssenkuba, Ben Kiyingi, Emmanuel Katongole, and Fatuma Nansubuga.
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