By Fred Kiva
Police have launched an appeal for information regarding missing City Cashier, Susan Magara’s whereabouts.
Addressing a weekly police press conference at Kampala Central Police Station (CPS) on Monday, Police Spokesperson Emilian Kayima appealed to whoever has vital information on Magara’s whereabouts to volunteer it to police.
He provided telephone contacts for Officer In charge Old Kampala Police Station (0714667784), the Divisional Police Commander (0714667785) and Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson (0718946007), urging members of the public with vital information regarding the missing Magara to volunteer it to police.
“Anyone with information should volunteer it to police. This information will be kept in confidence,” Kayima said.
He however revealed that police are still finding difficulty in connecting with the victim since her phones were left at the scene.
“We are working with the technical teams of police to try and find the victim, but connecting with her is still a challenge since all phones were left behind,” Kayima said.
Magara aged 28, a cashier at the Bwendero Dairy Farm procurement offices in Kampala went missing on Wednesday night when she was purportedly kidnapped by yet unknown people near her home in Lungujja, Rubaga Division at around 9pm.
The kidnappers reportedly grabbed her from the car and abandoned it together with her belongings, including a hand bag and mobile phones.
The matter has since been reported to Old Kampala Police station and two suspects including her boyfriend have been arrested to help in the hunt for the kidnappers.
Kayima however refused to give identities of the two suspects, saying it will jeopardize police investigations.
Magara’s disappearance without trace has left many, especially from her home district of Hoima, concerned. A hashtag #SetSusanMagaraFree has been trending on social media as relatives and friends plead for her release.
On Saturday, Bunyoro Kingdom Prime Minister Andrew Byakutaga issued a statement condemning Magara’s kidnappers. He appealed for expeditious police investigations into the matter.