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Child abducted on Christmas

By Vision Reporter

Added 27th December 2008 03:00 AM

THE police in Kampala yesterday morning recovered a two-year old baby-girl, who had been abducted from a Christmas party.

THE police in Kampala yesterday morning recovered a two-year old baby-girl, who had been abducted from a Christmas party.

By Eddie Ssejjoba

THE police in Kampala yesterday morning recovered a two-year old baby-girl, who had been abducted from a Christmas party.

Sharon Nakanjako, daughter of rally driver Sam Ssali, was abducted from Bunga on Ggaba Road, at about 11:30pm.

The mother, Sylvia Ssali, had taken the children for merrymaking at her brother’s residence. When the party ended at around 11:30pm, she took the sleeping baby to her car, just outside the gate and went back to bring other children. On returning, she found the car open with the baby gone.

She raised an alarm that triggered off a search in the neighbourhood. The DPC Kabalagala police station, Adolph Awori, said the child’s father reported the incident at around midnight, prompting the police to swing into action. Awori said they traced the baby with sniffer dogs and the following morning found her with an LC chairman, who had found her dumped in a swamp. The LC chairman had been alerted by a woman who heard a baby crying in a swamp.

The baby was found in good health but with scratches and half-naked.

Awori said four suspects had been arrested. They are Joyce Katungulu of Kalungu zone in Bunga, Hassan Lutalo, Paul Mugisha and Fred Ssekandi.

The four were suspected to have been involved in the kidnap because the sniffer dogs first led the Police to their residences. They are thought to have kept the girl in their home before abandoning her in the swamp when they sensed danger.

The suspects are still locked up at Kabalagala Police station pending further investigations.

“I was at home when I got a call from my wife that our baby had been stolen from our car. I immediately went to the scene, made radio announcements and we started searching. “In the morning, we got calls after she had been recovered. We are happy that we have her here, still in good health,” he said.

Child abducted on Christmas

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