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POLICE RECOVER BABY STOLEN FROM MITYANA HOSPITAL

By Ahmed Matovu

MITYANA: Police in Mityana district have this afternoon recovered a day-old baby who had been stolen from Mityana hospital.

According to Racheal Kawala, the Wamala Region Police Spokesperson, they received a report of a stolen child on 25th/10/2022 at around 400pm in the hospital, and they immediately commenced investigations.

It is alleged that the newborn baby was stolen from a 20-year-old mother Namutebi Aisha, four hours after delivery.

Kawala has identified the suspect as Nakalanzi Prossy 40years, a resident of Kassambya, Watuba parish, Kikandwa sub county in Mityana district.

”She has been tracked down by the police and later arrested in the home of Nanfuka Costa of Kyengeza village, Malangala sub county in Mityana district,” Kawala said.

According to the police mouthpiece, preliminary findings indicate that the motive of the suspects was to please her husband who was asking her to bear him a child.

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”We have opened up charges of aggravated trafficking in children against the suspect,” she said.

Kawala urged mothers not to entrust their children with strangers and also to try if possible to move with their attendants as they go for child delivery.

 

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