Woman jailed for kidnapping minor

By Robert Ssegwa
Police in Buyende district eastern Uganda is holding a woman for allegedly kidnapping a 9 years old girl for ransom.
The suspect Mastula Nangobi a resident of Irapa village in Buyende district is alleged to have picked Fatima Nabaranda from Nabiromba primary school claiming that she was taking her to her parents. It is reported that Nangobi booked a lodge in Kamuli and started calling the victim’s parents demanding for a ransom of shs4m for her release.
The parents are reported to have wired the money through her mobile money and reported a case at police which tracked the number and arrested the suspect.
Patrick Onyango the deputy police spokesperson says the suspect is in police detention waiting to be arraigned before courts of law to face charges of kidnap.