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Woman steals baby, claims she bought it at Shs250,000

Betty Mulekatete (L) being walked to the police station by a female police officer.

Police in Nagalama are holding a woman suspected to have stolen a 4-month-old baby.

The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, identified the suspect as Betty Mulekatete, 27, a resident of Kyampisi Village,Nagalama Subcounty, Mukono District.

It is alleged that Mulekatete told her husband Umar Nsubuga that she was pregnant and due to deliver as she asked for permission to go to Kisoro and get better care by her family members.
However in her statement told police that she developed complications and got a miscarriage.

With the fear of the husband’s wrath, the suspect hatched a plan of stealing her friend’s young baby.

On 12th July 2018, Mulekatete convinced her close friend Monica Dusabe if she could help take care of the baby as the mother went for gardening and during her absence, snatched the baby.

A policeman holds the baby

Upon return Harera Kalodi and Monica Dusabe were struck by the disappearance of their baby and immediately opened up a case at Kisoro Police Station

Mulekatete went ahead to have the baby circumcised and went back home. However her husband wasn’t convinced by the looks of the baby and decided to tip off the police authorities who swang into action and arrested the suspect.

Upon interrogation the suspect confessed to not being the biological mother of the baby however told police she had bought the child from the mother at a fee of 250000/- (two hundred and fifty thousand Uganda shillings)

The suspect is currently detained at Nagalama Police Station vide CRB 125/2018 pending to be transported to Kisoro Police Station where she is to be arraigned to courts of law on charges on child stealing.

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