Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Couple held over stolen baby.Drive Hot News

Police at Kalisizo in Rakai District are holding a couple for allegedly stealing a new born baby from Kalisizo Hospital. One of the suspects is a Tanzanian national and his Ugandan wife.
The two are residents of Nabigasa village in Kakuto Sub-county in Rakai District. Eye witnesses said the suspects stole the baby on Sunday from a ward at the hospital as the mother, Regina Nakaweesi bathed in one of the hospitals bathrooms. 
It is alleged that one of the suspects, a lady who spent at least two days at the hospital trying to hatch her plan to steal the baby from the facility became successful on Sunday when the mother of the stolen baby girl identified as Regina Nakaweesi had gone to the bathroom.
Ms Nakaweesi a resident of Kiziba village in Kilumba Sub County Rakai district was shocked to find her daughter missing on returning to the ward from bathing.
Ms Kevinah Nakimera, Nakawesi’s hospital attendant said that the suspect took advantage of their absence to steal the baby.
The suspect first befriended the baby’s mother as strategy to win their trust before she executed her plans.
According to the Southern Region Police Spokesperson, Mr Noah Sserunjoji, police was able to trail the stolen child by the use of their counterparts in Mutukula – Tanzanian border post.
Mr Sserunjoji said that the couple was picked by police detectives from their home in Kasalu Village Mutukula Tanzania.
Upon their arrest, the husband told police that he had separated with his wife (second suspect) for some months but she had told him that she was pregnant. He explained that his wife called him on phone claiming to have given birth to a baby girl before taking the baby to his home. When questioned by police, she confessed to stealing the baby, saying that she wanted to please her husband.
According to police, the suspects will be arraigned in court and charged with child theft when police investigations are completed.
Cases of child theft are becoming common in the region, this being the second case to be reported in just a week’s time. Another case of child theft was registered at Masaka Referral Hospital