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.
The suspects were picked-up in a joint security operation comprised of detectives from the Special Investigations Unit of Kireka and police officers from Kampala Metropolitan Police South areas of Katwe, Busabala and Kampala Metropolitan Police North parts of Masanafu and Nakulabye on Wednesday evening.
Charles Twine, the Criminal Investigations Directorate -CID spokesperson said the thugs broke into the house located in Kisingiri zone of Makindye in Wakiso district at around midnight, tied the victims with ropes before fleeing with the money.
“The victims were beaten by these robbers to take the money, but luckily enough, they got help from other boda-boda riders and police officers who managed to arrest only two of the suspects and impounded one of the motorcycles, a Bajaj Boxer Reg. Number UER 994H,” said Twine.
The CID spokesperson Charles Twine identified the two suspects as Simon Lutasingwa and Patrick Sonko who were arrested last week on Friday on allegations of murdering and aggravated robbery of one Ahimbisibwe James special hire driver.
On his recovery, Kannankutty Krisnamoham registered the case at the Central Police station-CPS in Kampala, but the case was later handed over to the special investigations Division headquarters in Kireka for further investigations and tracing for the suspects. According to Twine the four were nabbed over the weekend in various areas in Kampala.
According to police, the suspect has been luring his victims through his accomplices with nonexistent job offers at pump fuel stations in Mbale or Busia district. He would reportedly rape his victims in the thicket on their way to the purported destination.
The spokesperson of Criminal Investigations Directorate, Charles Twine said some politicians have turned gathering places especially the funerals campaign platforms which has become a big concern and attracting police attention to take action on this.
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 two Shaka Vitalis an Inspector and Norman Mwamula a Serveiilance Officer all employed at UNBS Mbarara Regional Office were on Thursday arraigned before the Anti Corruption Court on two charges of corruption.
Assistant Superintendent of Police –ASP Charles Twine, who is also CID Spokesperson, confirmed that three more suspects have been arrested by the investigating team but declined to divulge details of the accused. This brings the number of suspects to five since the investigations commenced last week.
It is alleged that the suspects grabbed Kasozi immediately he stepped out of the vehicle and tied him with ropes before they sealed his mouth with polythene bags and clobbered him to death. His lifeless body was found by residents who alerted police.
Charles Twine the CID spokesperson identified two suspects as Mugerwa Nicholas, a resident of Kitebi in Rubaga Division and Ochan Allan from Nabweru in Nansana Municipality, who are currently being interrogated at the CID headquarters