The police in Mubende have in custody an 18-year-old man accused of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl.
The Wamala Region Police spokesperson Racheal Kawala identified the suspect as 18-year Vanasio Aryatuha a resident of Lyagazi village, Lyangoma parish, Kigando Sub-county Mubende district.
The deceased is Aisha Alinitwe.
According to Alinitwe’s friend also a minor, they had gone to fetch water and found Vanasio cutting logs. The suspect told the deceased he had her mother’s money, which he wanted to give her.
The girl then went with him to get the money. However, the friend tried calling Alinitwe after some time but there was no response prompting her to return home and inform her mother, who in turn informed Alinitwe’s mother about what had happened.
Both women went where the suspect was burning charcoal and started searching for the minor in vain.
They later reported to the police and officers from Mubende police station picked up Aryatuha who led them to the place where he had hidden the deceased’s body. He confessed to defiling and killing the minor fearing that she would report him to her parents.
Yasin Mwebesa the deceased’s father asked police to conduct thorough investigations and punish the culprit.
Kawala, says they have charged Aryatuha with kidnap, defilement, and murder.