KAMPALA, UGANDA: Four suspects are currently being detained in custody at Natete Police station in Kampala over the alleged murder of a three-year-old child, the police have confirmed.
The deceased identified as Nangobi Leticia is said to have first disappeared about two months ago but was later discovered dead.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson, Mr. Luke Owoyesigyire, the child’s father identified as Mutenda Nicholas, 32 a resident of Natete Mbawo zone Rubaga division Kampala reported to Natete Police station on the 21/04/2022 the disappearance of his daughter and the officers immediately instituted investigations that later led to the arrest of three suspects identified as Ahimbisibwe Dative female adult aliases maama Imran, Mutebi Patrick and Namanda Gertrude aliases maama Sandra.
He explains that the suspects were later released on police bond since more investigations into the disappearance were needed by the office of the Resident State Attorney.
However, the latest information received by the detectives indicates that one of the suspects Ahimbisibwe Dative, and her husband had something to do with the murder.
Owoyesigyire explains that Ahimbisibwe’s associates identified as Asiimwe Anthony, Ssemakula John husband to Ahimbisibwe and Mugenyi Alex were all interviewed and Asiimwe confessed to having participated in transportation of the deceased’s body on orders of Ahimbisibwe and buried the body in areas of Nakasozi Mpangala, Kyengera town council in Wakiso District.
Owoyesigyire adds that upon tipoff from the suspects, a team of detectives was able to locate the burial site today (Tuesday July 19) and exhumed the remains which have now been conveyed to city mortuary mulago for postmortem.
The team has also recovered motorcycle UDH 501W which was allegedly used to transport the body of the deceased child from the murder scene to the place of burial.
The four suspects who are currently in police custody at Natete Police station will be charged with Murder, Owoyesigyire said.
He concluded that the case file will be resubmitted to the office of the Resident State Attorney with the new findings for advise and sanctioning.