Two people have been arrested by the territorial Police in Greater Masaka, in close coordination with Kyotera and Masaka Police, on charges of kidnap for ransom and related conspiracies.
The police spokesperson Fred Enanga says the incident occurred on the 7/3/2021 at Kabaawo village, Mutukula Town Council, in Kyotera District when a stranger riding a bodaboda, went to the home of one Nnalongo Nalutajjumwa Caroline, a 30-year-old, businesswoman and convinced her her 17-year-old maid identified as Naginda Ruth Meeme, that her landlady, had sent him for her son, Kato Shaza, a two-year old, male juvenile.
The maid handed over the victim without first cross checking with her landlady.
Enanga says the task teams, using advanced surveillance method tracked down, Mugamba Shafik a brother to the prime suspect which resulted in the successful recovery of the two-year-old victim from Mbuye village, Kasaali, Town Council. He was being harboured by their mother Nabalema Christine, who was arrested accordingly.
The prime suspect Mugamba Sulait was arrested from Masaka, where he operates a hardware shop and admitted that, the ransom was meant for additional Capital.
He is being charged with kidnap for ransom, while the mother is being charged for conspiracy, aiding and abetting a crime.
Enanga says efforts are in place to track down the bodaboda rider, who picked the victim from their home in Kabaawo village
He applauded the Joint Task Teams for the successful recovery, of the victim and arrest of the suspects.