A young couple in Luweero district is in tears
following the theft of their one month and week old baby boy.
Isaac Kizibwe and
Justine Nabakooza say their child Marvin Ssemindi was stolen from their home in
Wabusana trading center in Kikyusa Sub County around 9pm on Saturday.
According to Nabakooza, she had gone to the
market to buy tomatoes for sauce in the trading center while her husband had
escorted his sister when the child was stolen.
Nabakooza says upon her return,
she found the child missing from the bed where she had left him prompting her
to alert residents and local authorities leading to a search.
Her husband, Isaac Kizibwe
suspects that their child was stolen for ritual sacrifice or sale because they don’t
have any issues with other residents.
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Robert Wasswa, the LC 1 Chairman Wabusana village, says
despite the fact that police was informed in time, the officers arrived past
1am and declined to protect residents to conduct a search in the nearby shrines
to clear the suspicion that the child could have been taken there for ritual
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Paul Kangave, the Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson, says
they have picked up Nabakooza’s ex-boyfriend for interrogations in connection
to the child’s disappearance.
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Last year, Kiboga police rescued a newly born baby who
had been stolen from Bishop Ceaser Asili Memorial in Luweero town council. The suspected child thief, Juliet Ndagire was
transferred to Luweero Central Police station and charged with child theft.
In February this year, High Court in Luweero sentenced
Charles Ayesiga to serve 12 years in jail after pleading guilty for
kidnapping twins for ransom at Mabbale village in Luweero town in 2018.
Section 243 (1) C of the penal code act provides that a person
who kidnaps a person with intent to procure a ransom or benefit for the
liberation of such a person in danger of being murdered commits an offense and
is liable to conviction to suffer death