Security guard arrested on allegations of trafficking in persons
Police in Kira road have arrested a security guard on the allegations of trafficking persons.
The guard was identified as Mugisa Steven a resident of Upper Kazinga zone Nakawa Division in Kampala City.
Mugisa was arrested on 6th December 2022 during an operation conducted by the force.
This followed a report from Mugarura Herman a resident of the same area who accused the suspect of kidnapping his daughter Musimenta Isabella , 2 and was demanding a ransom of Twenty Million Uganda shillings (20m).
Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy police spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan area said they embarked on an investigation and tracked the suspect who was later arrested and the child was also rescued alive.
“We have also established that the parents had sent 1m as part payment of the 20m demanded by the kidnapper.
600,000 was recovered at the scene and has since been exhibited together with two new Sim cards,”he said.
He appealed to the public to remain vigilant in their communities, especially during this long holiday.
He further explained that they have noted a slight increase in cases of kidnap for ransom, where assailants keep surveillance of their victims and later kidnap them using motorcycles as gateway means.
“We shall investigate this matter and have the suspect produced in court on allegations of aggravated trafficking in persons,”he said.