The police in Kabale District have rescued six children of between three and eight years from suspected abductors.
The officer in charge of criminal investigations at Kabale Police Station, Mr Gumisiriza Karinkiza, last Friday said they had arrested two people suspected to have put the children under unlawful confinement.
The children were reunited with their parents after local leaders worked with the police to trace them.
Mr Karinkiza said they are hunting for the main suspect who is said to have been sneaking children from villages after deceiving their parents that she was going to connect them to the team of Americans to sponsor their education up to university and provide employment thereafter.
“We received information that six children were found redundant at Lift Up Jesus Church in Kabale Town. On reaching there, we found that they were under the custody of someone (Gift Nyakeishiki),” Mr Karinkiza said
“On interrogation, she told police that her relative, who is still at large, has been bringing the children from villages and does not know why,” he added.
Mr Karinkiza aised parents to be on high alert to avoid situations which opportunists may take aantage of to sacrifice or mistreat their children.
One of the parents, Ms Adrine Tuheirwe, said she was convinced to release her eight-year boy in January at her home in Ikumba Sub-county by a woman who promised to connect him to Americans to sponsor his education.
“All I knew is that my boy was in a very good school may be in Kampala under the care of Americans. I am now surprised that he has not been studying and has been hidden in a small village in Kabale Town. Thank God that I have got my child back when he is still alive,” she said.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor