Cosmas Baguma a resident of Kikulu zone of Kisasi in Kawempe Division says that someone stole the baby from Christine Kisime on June 29, 2021, who was taken care of her because his wife, Rita Atukunda was still receiving treatment after experiencing labour complications.
Police have recovered a-month-old child stolen from Naguru hospital in Nakawa
division, a Kampala city suburb after a month-long search.
Baguma a resident of Kikulu zone of Kisasi in Kawempe Division says that
someone stole the baby from Christine Kisime on June 29, 2021, who was taken
care of her because his wife, Rita Atukunda was still receiving treatment after
experiencing labour complications.
He explained that the
child thief who passed off as a nurse hoodwinked Kisime
to hand her over the baby for a medical checkup and disappeared from the hospital
with the help of her accomplices who were waiting outside the maternal ward.
“The hospital security guards were also
hoodwinked that something wrong had happened in another wing of the hospital. So they left the gate, we do not know whether
the guards were not part of this mission. However, we shall know that since
they are also in police custody,” said Baguma”
explains that they managed to recover the child from Melo Kisimath, a resident of
Kerezia zone in Makindye Division on a tip-off from residents.
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Charles Twine, the Spokesperson of the Criminal
Investigations Directorate-CID, says that the suspect confessed to the police
during interrogation that she was looking for a baby for her boyfriend in South
Sudan after suffering miscarriage.
managed to gain access to the baby by masquerading as a nurse and hoodwinked
the baby's caretaker. The baby has been handed over to the parents after a DNA
examination to confirm the parentage,” said Twine.
Twine explains that most baby thieves mainly target public
hospitals due to weak controls.
“The culprits usually target these government
hospitals where there is no tight security. Others connive with some doctors
and nurses to steal the babies. We want to call upon all public and private
hospitals to tighten security especially in maternity wards because these cases
are increasing gradually,” he said.