Man kidnaps seven year old boy, demands for sh 300m ransom

Police in Kagadi have arrested a 21 year old man who is suspected of kidnapping a seven year old boy and demanding for a shs 300 million ransom in order to release him. 

The suspect has been identified as Moses Kataremwa, a resident of Kyaterekera B cell Kyaterekera town council in Kagadi district. 

The incident happened last month,  in Kyaterekera town council  when a 7-year-old Ethan Moses was kidnapped from his parents’  home. 

 Ethan Moses is son of Moses Tumwebaze a re-known businessman based in Kyaterekera town council. 

Moses Muzima Kiconco, the Kagadi district police commander told our reporter that last month Moses Tumwebaze reported a case of a missing person at Kyaterekera police station. 

He said that after the family reported the matter to police, operatives from the Crime Intelligence Directorate followed leads after the suspects left behind evidence leading to his arrest. 

Muzima said the suspect was tracked in Kampala through phone calls as he prepared to flee the country after receiving shs9m ransom. 

Muzima says the suspect will be charged with kidnap and obtaining money illegally.

 He is currently detained at Kagadi central police station 

In an interview with our reporter at Kagadi central police station on Thursday, Moses Kataremwa confessed to masterminding the kidnap of Moses Ethan. 

 He said that he wanted to go abroad to secure a well-paying job. 

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