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The suspects, Eric Nkoyooyo and Musa Sseruwagi after their arrest. Courtesy Photo.

Two Men Arrested for Kidnapping 3-year-old Girl, Asking 60M Ransom

The same men requested a quick Ushs100,000 for the child's upkeep which was sent through mobile money.
posted onFebruary 7, 2018

By Kampala Post Reporter

Police in Bweyogerere have arrested two men for kidnapping a 3-year old girl.

The suspects identified as Eric Nkoyooyo and Musa Sseruwagi were arrested for allegedly kidnapping a 3 year old Favour Nabukenya and demanding for a 60 million ransom.

According to Kampala Metropolitan Police, Nabukenya Favour was kidnapped on 28/01/2018 and the kidnappers demanded for 60 million otherwise the baby would be taken and sold in Congo.

The same men requested a quick Ushs100,000 for the child's upkeep which was sent through mobile money.

“We were able to track the phone used by culprits which led us to the arrest of Kirabo Favour, 19, the wife of Musa Sseruwagi who was keeping the baby at Welspring in Kakajjo Zone. We later arrested Eric Nkoyooyo and Musa Sseruwagi as they moved around Bweyogerere,” says a statement from Kampala Metropolitan Police.

Joyce Namugabi the child's mother said Eric Nkoyooyo (suspect) has been a close family friend.

Joyce Namugabi with her daughter after being rescued. Courtesy Photo.

She was shocked when he was arrested among the kidnappers yet he was the first respondent to escort her to police to report a case and to advise on the next step forward.

“The operation to arrest was headed by Bweyogerere OC Station ASP. Karim Majid and a team of crime preventers,” the statement adds.

The arrested suspects have been charged of kidnap under SD REF 39/28/01/2018 of Bweyogerere and are to be arraigned before courts of law.

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