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
The suspects are 40-year-old Gerald
Akankwatsa, a medical doctor based
in Wakiso, 33-year-old
a Ugandan pharmaceutical salesman based in South Sudan capital Juba and 30-year-old Christine Nambi.
Mwanga Grade One magistrate, Timothy Lumunye charged the accused with 2 counts of attempted trafficking in persons and conspiracy to commit an offence.
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.
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.