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Police Recovers Two Kidnapped Children in Soroti

David Ongom, the East Kyoga Region Police Spokesman, says the child’s disappearance was reported on May 27th, 2020 by her father, Isaak Oran, a Police officer in Lira district.
Officer in Charge CFPU at CPS Soroti.

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Soroti police have recovered two children believed to have been kidnapped by unknown people. One of the rescued children, aged two and half years has been identified and reunited by her parents.

David Ongom, the East Kyoga Region Police Spokesman, says the child’s disappearance was reported on May 27th, 2020 by her father, Isaak Oran, a Police officer in Lira district.

 

He says they started investigating the case and identified Hellen Adongo as the mastermind of the kidnap. Adongo was sighted with the child in Soroti town on Tuesday. 

She fled into hiding abandoning the child with a Boda-boda cyclist believed to be her accomplice. 

The Boda boda cyclist identified as John Michael Egenu also abandoned his Bajaj motorcycle, registration Number UEW 155R with the child and fled the scene. 

Ongom says the cyclist later handed himself to police after his motorcycle was impounded from the scene.

 

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Ongom reveals that few hours after the arrest of the Boda- boda cyclist, Police received information that there was unidentified child aged 2 years abandoned at the home of Ewiku, a resident of Omodoi village, Katine Sub Sounty in Soroti district.  

Ongom says police rushed to the scene and recovered the child. They handed her to AMECET- Youth with a Vision, an orphanage and a Nongovernmental Organization based in Soroti town pending identification.

He notes that the same woman, Hellen Adongo was linked to the kidnap. 

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By the time of filing this story, Odongo was still on the run. Information indicates that Adongo is a businesswoman and resident of Kengere Ward in Eastern Division in Soroti municipality.