By OTII DENIS
POLICE in Purongo Sub County in Nwoya district are searching for the mysterious disappearance of four pupils of Purongo Hill primary school thought to have been kidnapped on Monday.
The missing children have been identified as Apiyo Niclin, 13, Adokorach Concy 12, Aciro Prossy 14, and Ocwe Lilian 13, all residents of Purongo village, Pabit Sub County in Nwoya.
Beatrice Acrio, mother of Ocwe Lilian told TND News that her daughter came back home for lunch on Monday afternoon and that she never went back for afternoon classes.
“I realized later that my daughter didn’t go back to school after lunch. On coming back in the evening from work, she was nowhere to be seen,” Aciro narrated.
According to sources who spoke to our reporter on condition of anonymity, say Ocwe was seen leaving home with her three missing colleagues for unknown place.
“We saw them leaving with excitement and we thought they were going back to school after lunch,” our sources revealed.
The mother of missing child added that her daughter was very active in doing house work whenever she returns from school.
“I became more suspicious when I returned home and only found her uniform, books in the house,” she added.
Okot Ben, the Purongo Sub County LC 3 Chairperson revealed that his sub County has been infiltrated by evil activities, citing possible kidnap of the four children.
“We have many visitors who have come to Purongo to do business; some are practicing witchcraft and sacrificing children for wealth,” Okot told TND News in an interview on Tuesday.
Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa region police spokesperson couldn’t deny or accept possible kidnap in a Wednesday phone interview with TND News.
“Let me verify and get back to you,” Okema told this news website.
TND News understands that a case was reported and registered at Purongo Police Outpost vide SD 08/12/06/2018
Kidnap in Uganda
At a joint open dialogue on the state of security in Uganda on Monday, Internal Affairs Minister Jeje Odong told the country live on television that 72 kidnap cases have been registered from January 2018 to-date.
Of the number, the Minister says security was able to rescue 15 people; 10 were killed by kidnappers, 15 are yet to be rescued and 54 suspects are currently under inquiry while some he says have been prosecuted.
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