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Two Remanded for Trafficking Baby to South Sudan

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The Mwanga Grade One magistrate, Timothy Lumunye charged the accused with 2 counts of attempted trafficking in persons and conspiracy to commit an offence.
The suspect's Lawyer Frooq Sserunjuma applies for bail

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Three suspects including two medical workers have appeared before the Mwanga 2 Grade One magistrate’s court for attempting to traffic a three-month-old baby to South Sudan. 

The suspects are 40-year-old Gerald Akankwatsa, a medical doctor based in Wakiso, 33-year-old Kenneth Kayonde, a Ugandan pharmaceutical salesman based in South Sudan capital Juba and 30-year-old Christine Nambi.

The Mwanga Grade One magistrate, Timothy Lumunye charged the accused with 2 counts of attempted trafficking in persons and conspiracy to commit an offence. 

Prosecution led by David Lukwago told the court that on September 8th, 2021 while at Star Royal Motel in the city suburbs of Nalukolongo in Kampala, the trio with fraudulent intentions offered Shillings 20 million to Josephine Nassaka in order to traffic 3-month-old Danielle Sserwadda to South Sudan. 

However, they were picked up by detectives on a tip-off from the neighbour of one of the suspects. The suspects pleaded not guilty to the charges and applied for bail. However, only Nambi secured cash bail of Shillings 5 million. 

Lumunye rejected the bail application of the remaining suspects for failure to present substantial sureties. He, therefore, remanded them to Kitalya prisons until September 27th, 2021 when they return to court for the mentioning of their case.