Kenneth Tukamushaba, the Officer in Charge of Kagadi Central Police station told Uganda Radio Network on Thursday that Bagonza placed several announcements on Local Radio stations in Kagadi on Monday announcing the mysterious disappearance of his daughter and also filed a complaint with police.
Upon interrogation, police discovered that the prime suspect Jamil Ssebuliba who is also the husband to the mother of the missing child, is the one who had connived with two others to hide the minor for purposes of obtaining money falsely
The arrested gangsters have been identified as David Mutyaba, Ashraf Kakembo, Sam Ssempijja and Habibah Lamulah, all residents of Wobulenzi Town Council and Bamunanika Sub County, Luweero district. They are part of a gang comprising youths aged between 16 and 18, with a base in Wobulenzi town.
Ely Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, says Mbeeta was released around midday on Tuesday after his family sent his kidnappers Shillings 1.5 million via mobile money. The kidnappers had demanded for Shillings 2 million, but the victims family pleaded with them to accept Shillings 1.5million.
A family member told URN on condition of anonymity that Mbeeta left alone to work in the garden with the hope returning around midday. He however, says two militias emerged from the nearby bush armed with a rifle and tied Mbeetas hands and left with him.
Julius HaKiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network on Wednesday Morning that the Children were dumped in Buloba, Wakiso district on Monday night at around 9 pm by yet to be identified persons. They were later picked by Buloba police.
The group is implicated in the alleged extortion of 1.4 billion Shillings from two South Korean Nationals Park Seunghoon and Jang Shingu Un who came to Uganda looking for gold amounting to USD 1.5 million, early this year. But the South Koreans were arrested from Acacia Mall in Kampala; where they were due to meet their lawyer Paul Wanyoto.