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Crime Intelligence, Flying Squad Rescue Kidnapped Boy

In 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.
ASP Luke Owoyesigyire

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A 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.

 

  In 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.  

  Flying 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 in Kampala.

  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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    Detectives 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. 

She only 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.

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