The boy’s father Dennis Ssebulime, received a call from an anonymous caller instructing him to send shillings 32 million if he wanted the boy alive.
CP Fred Enanga
Crime Intelligence unit has arrested a woman for kidnapping her four-year-old
son and demanding 32 Million Shillings ransom from her husband.
Last week, the
boy’s mother Annet Kiiza and neighbours of Nansana West I B in Wakiso District
filed a report at Nansana police station that Daniel Male had been kidnapped
while playing with his friends.
Police launched a hunt for the boy’s whereabouts but in vain. The boy’s father
Dennis Ssebulime, received a call from an anonymous caller instructing him to
send shillings 32 million if he wanted the boy alive.
The kidnappers warned Ssebulime not to alert the police because the boy would
He pleaded with the alleged kidnapper to give him some time to
collect the money. Soon after the anonymous caller, the wife started compelling
Ssebulime to send whatever money he had so that her son could be brought back
Since the case had already been reported to the police, Ssebulime decided to
inform security about the latest development. The crime intelligence team
joined Nansana police officers and quickly started tracking the location of the
The overt and covert team was deployed in Nansana West 1B and neighbouring
The plain-clothed officers reached the house in which Male was being
hidden. Police arrested the woman who was found with the boy. She was identified
as Annet Tumusiime.
“It looked like the person with the boy was not a stranger. We arrested the
woman but she insisted that we should speak to the boy’s mother first. The
mother was called and we immediately established these people knew each other”
a detective who was part of the investigations said.
Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said the investigators have since learnt that
Kiiza and Tumusiime are sisters. The duo, according to Enanga, conspired to get
money from Ssebulime by creating a kidnapping story of the boy.
“These women have confessed to the crime and they say it was their plot to get
money from the boy’s father. We condemn such acts of getting money from
relatives through unlawful ways. There are lawful ways money can be got like
involving in relatives,” Enanga said.
Kiiza and Tumusiime wait to be arraigned in Nabweru court. More than 50 cases
of self-kidnap are registered by police every year. For instance, 65 cases of
self-kidnap were recorded in 2020, 48 self-kidnaps were recorded in 2019 while
99 self-kidnaps were registered in 2018.
Senior Staff Reporter
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.