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5year-old Girl survives Kidnap, Sacrifice

By Wahiidah Namboowa and Harriet Asingura

 

Police arrested and detained a 15 year old Harunah Natukunda on allegations of of kidnap, after he was found trying to traffic his nephew a 5 year oldRahmah, to distant islands of Kalangala district.

Natukunda who had come to visit his uncle in Bunono- Katabi town council, was later intercepted at Kasenyi landing site while whisking away with his nephew. “He told me to escort him somewhere, and promised to buy me soda and chapati in return,” narrated the 5-year old girl.

Shafic Kugonza a father to the trafficked girl

A police source intimated that upon his arrest, Natukunda confessed to have hatched a plan of trafficking the girl for ritual purposes. “He alleges that he was sent by a certain witch-doctor in the islands to get any young child from the main land, not those on islands,” said a police source.

According to Shafiq Kugonza a father to the kidnapped girl, Natukunda who had been accommodated to the former’s home for some days, seized an opportunity when Kugonza had gone to carry out his construction work. “Upon my return, I could not trace for one of my daughters, hence initiated a search immediately,” noted the father of four.

After his arrest, Natukunda was charged with an offence of trafficking in humans vide SD 24/05/08/2020 pending his arraignment in courts of law.

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Sharifah Nantongo a mum to the kidnap victim requested the authorities to hunt for the clique of witch doctors who had directed Natukunda to kidnap her daughter for sacrifice.

Additional reporting by Resty Nasaazi and Moses Sentamu

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