Police Officers rescue children from suspected abductor 

The police in Kampala have rescued five children from a man who is alleged to have picked them from their parents’ homes in the guise of taking them to school.

Police Officers rescue children from suspected abductor 
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The police in Kampala have rescued five children from a man who is alleged to have picked them from their parents’ homes in the guise of taking them to school.

ASP Luke Owoyesigyire Deputy Police Spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan says that they received distressing calls today February 15th, 2023 in the morning that the children had been taken by a van that is not from their school.

“Upon receipt of this information, all officers in Kampala Metropolitan were alerted to intercept the said vehicle that was carrying the alleged abducted children. At approximately 10:00am, the officers at Central Police Station while at a check point they had mounted at Kyagwe road, they impounded a taxi bearing registration number UBA 291C that contained five school children,” says Owoyesigyire. 

The driver of the taxi was arrested and taken to Kitezi Police Station, where the case had already been registered.

According to Owoyesigyire, all victims, who were school children, were safely rescued and escorted to Kitezi Police Station for further management. The impounded taxi has also been forwarded to Kitezi Police Station as part of the ongoing investigation.

“We would like to assure the public that we are taking this matter very seriously and are doing everything in our power to ensure the   safety of all citizens, particularly children. We urge parents and guardians to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the authorities,” he added.

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