- Child theft and kidnap has become common in most commities either because the women want to save their marriage or sacrifice
- The police has warned parents against leaving giving their children to strangers and people should report promptly any case of disappearance of children
- Last month, police also recovered a child who was picked from Koboko. The child was recovered from a woman who had fled to a refugee camp in DRC
By Our Reporter
Koboko-The central police station of Koboko is holding a woman over alleged theft of a child that has also been recovered.
Sarah Kereke 28 years a resident of Arumaji cell, North division Koboko Municipality was arrested on Friday night after been accused of stealing a child on the 4th of February 2018.
The baby identified as Stella, who is now three months old was reportedly stolen when she was one week old while she was left by the mother with her three years old sister as she went to draw water from a nearby stream.
Josephine Angucia the police spokesperson for West Nile confirmed the arrest of Sarah, which she says followed a tip off from her maid who revealed the information to the neighbors that leaked the information to the police.
Anguciia adds that on arrest and interrogation Sarah confessed to having committed the offense but said she acted so to win love from her husband, who she had earlier on deceived of being pregnant for.
According to the PRO, the case which was initially registered as child disappearance was changed to child stealing, which upon conviction carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
Meanwhile the Police Liaison officer West Nile Avubien Micah has called on parents to keenly watch over their children and avoid leaving them unattended to by adults in homes.
Child stealing, disappearance and neglect have of late become common phenomena in West Nile with cases reported on weekly basis.