- A doctor among the key suspects.
- The baby was being trafficked to South Sudan
- Suspects denied charges
A South Sudan based businessman has been arraigned before Mwanga II Magistrate Court and charged with attempt to traffic a three month old baby to South Sudan.
33 year old Kenneth Kayonde, a pharmaceutical salesman in Juba, South Sudan has been jointly charged with 40 year old Dr.Gerald Akankwatsa and a 30 year old house wife Christine Nambi .
They appeared before Grade one court magistrate Timothy Lumunye who charged them with attempted trafficking in persons and conspiracy to commit an offence.
They however denied the said offences and were remanded to Kitalya government prison until the 27th of this month, while the female suspect was released on a five million cash bail.
While denying Kayonde and Dr.Akankwasa bail, the magistrate ruled that they lacked substantial sureties because the ones they presented did not know the names of their LC1 Chairpersons or their village defense leaders.
Prosecution states that on the 8th of September 2021 at Star Royal Motel in Makindye division Wakiso district, the three while using fraud intentions offered 20 million shillings to Josephine Nassaka in order to traffic Danielle Sserwadda , a 3 months old toddler to South Sudan.
The police revealed that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions had evidence against Dr.Gerald Akankwasa and his co accused on charges including aggravated trafficking in human beings.
They were arrested on the 8th of September at Star Royal suits Hotel in Entebbe with the said child.
Police named the final buyer of the babies is Monica Akello, a South Sudanese.