Kidnapped boy found dead

By APN Reporter

Police in Mbarara are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 15-year-old boy who was found dead days after he was kidnapped.

The deceased has been identified as Shaffik Kalule (15Y) a resident of Nyamitanga in Mbarara city.

The deceased was kidnapped on the 28th of February 2021 at the time when his mother was in the garden.

According to the mother Haawa Nakyeyune, she received a call from a strange number asking her if all her children were fine which prompted her to rush home only to find her son missing.

Rwizi regional police spokesperson Samson Kasasira says that the Kidnapper called the family members that every evening using mobile phone number 0701725129 and demanded for two million shillings.

The suspected kidnapper was later identified as Kwesiga Stuart a resident of the same area has reportedly crossed to Tanzania after murdering the victim.

 The decomposing remains of the boy were found in Nyamitanga cell.

 Kasasira says that a team of Homicide and scene of crime officers have visited the crime scene and picked the body and taken it to Mbarara regional referral hospital for a postmortem.