MUBENDE – Police in Mubende have successfully recovered a 3-month-old baby boy who had been kidnapped for alleged purposes of sacrifice.
The victim, is the son of Magezi Aaron and Nakityo Rose, residents of Kikona Cell, Kirungi Ward, South Division in Mubende Municipality, Mubende District.
Police say the incident occurred on Sunday, around 1030hrs when the mother of the victim, briefly left her child alone in the house to fetch water from the stream. Upon returning, she discovered that her child was missing and immediately contacted her husband, who had gone to work, and together, they searched for their child to no avail.
“Upon receiving the information, our task team initiated a search for the missing child. All surrounding houses were thoroughly searched, but there was no sign of the baby. Valuable information from children playing nearby led us to a person seen carrying a child while wearing a cap,” said Kawala Racheal, Police PRO – Wamala Region.
“Following this lead, our officers traced the same route and discovered the abandoned child in the bushes near Nakatogo Vadesi’s shrine, approximately 200 meters away. Thankfully, the child was found alive,” she added.
In a statement, Kawala noted that they have apprehended four suspects in connection to the case and charged them with child kidnapping.