joint security team comprising Crime Intelligence and Flying Squad Unit–FSU has
rescued a 2 –year-old boy from his kidnappers and arrested nine suspects. Samson
Audrey Kakeeto was kidnaped three days ago from his mother’s home at
Kirinyabigo in Kawanda in Wakiso District.
her statement at Kawanda Police Station, Kakeeto’s mother said unknown people
kidnaped her son who was playing in the compound while she was inside the house.
As the Kakeeto’s parents and police were stills scratching their heads for
answers, a stranger called demanding for Shillings 2 million as ransom.
Squad and Crime Intelligence immediately started tracking the phone signals as
the mother engaged the kidnapper. The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan police
spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, says a joint team successfully landed on the
kidnapper’s hideout on Sunday evening at Kidokolo village in Kawempe Division
They arrested John Okello who had hidden Kakeeto in his mother’s
house. The officers also picked up eight
other suspects who were found near the house including Okello’s mother who has
since been identified as Florence Aciro.
Owoyesigyire says that in her
statement at Kawempe Police Division, Aciro denies any involvement in Kakeeto’s
kidnap, saying Okello brought the child claiming it was his son.
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have started grilling the suspects individually to understand their role in the
crime. Kawanda has been synonymous with child kidnaps of recent. Early this
year, a five-year-old girl, Betty Nalwanga, was kidnapped at Kawanda before she
was later found dead.
The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick
Onyango, told journalists Nalwanga disappeared from her aunt's home, Florence
Nantale in Kagoma along Bombo Road. Detectives revealed that the victim was playing
with other children around their home while Nantale was in the house.
noticed her child was missing around 11pm and filed a case at Kagoma police
station. The girl’s body was found lying in a bush.