A 15 year old pupil of Jinja Kawempe Primary School has been rescued after being lured by a couple as part of a complex plot organised with intent to kidnap.
Kawempe Police rescued the victim on 5th June and arrested two suspects identified as Buyinja Kalisto a resident of Kaboowa and Mariam Nansubuga from Kiibe, Kalerwe.
The suspects met the victim around Jinja, Kaloli in Kawempe, where they convinced her that they have ‘good luck charms’.
She was then told to go home, carry all valuable belongings and come with them to Mattuga for the good luck charms which will help her excel in school.
The victim decided to alert her family members and close neighbors before attempting to leave home.
The suspect were then surrounded by the mob and beaten to near-death.
Police immediately came to their rescued where they were taken to Kawempe Referral hospital for medical attention.
The DPC Kawempe Police Station, Ronald Wotwali appreciated the locals for being key figures in the fight against crime, but condemned the acts of taking the law into their hands.
“Our work as police is to maintain law and order and not to deliver corpses to the mortuary. Mob justice and other related heinous acts are punishable and may lead one to face the wrath of the law,” he said.
The suspects are currently being held at Kawempe Police Station pending arraignment before courts of law.