Police in Kagadi has arrested a 21 year old man who is suspected of kidnapping a seven year old boy and demanding for a shs300 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 to Moses Tumwebaze a re-known business man based in Kyaterekera town council.
Moses Muzima Kiconco, the Kagadi district police commander told our reporter on Wednesday 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 by false pretense.
He is currently detained at Kagadi central police station
In an interview with our reporter at Kagadi central police station on Wednesday Moses Kataremwa confessed masterminding the kidnap of Moses Ethan. He said that he wanted to go abroad to secure a well paying job.
The News Editor ,Reporter at Kagadi Kibaale community Radio