The police in Kibaale are yet to recover a five months old baby girl, more than a week after she disappeared. Margaret Basemera disappeared at Revival Deliverance Church in Muhorro town council last Thursday during night prayers at the church.
Margaret Basemera disappeared at Revival Deliverance Church in Muhorro town council last Thursday during night prayers at the church.
Police say the child was carried away from the mother Prossy Atuhairwe as she was being prayed for. Although the three church founders and their other four helpers were eventually arrested, police are not closer to finding the girl child.
Joseph Ayesiga, the officer in charge Kagadi police station says investigations are still ongoing. He however notes that the information they have obtained so far shows no strong leads.
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The three pastors have meanwhile been released on police bond. Ayesiga says Geoffrey Mutebi, Abel Turyahebwa and Moses Mugume were released on Thursday evening.
Ayesiga says the other four suspects who allegedly participated in carrying of the child are still in police custody. He however maintains the pastors are also still being treated as suspects.
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This is not an isolated incident. Last week a three year old child went missing in Kyarulyaka village Kabwoya Sub County in Hoima district. With suspicion that the child fell prey to cannibals, on Thursday residents attacked two men they accused of being responsible.
The suspected women ran for safety at Kabwoya police post which the angry residents also overrun and burnt some of the officers’ properties.