EXCLUSIVE: One-Day-Old Baby Stolen From Fort Portal Hospital

order geneva; font-size: small;”>The Western Region Police Spokesperson Bashir Bakari has identified the suspect as Evelyn Kabugho, stomach a resident of Bukonzo West in Kasese district.

Bakari said Kabugho stole a one-day-old baby from Virika Hospital in Fort Portal town on Sunday from its mother Jacqueline Kyalisima, a resident of Kyarusozi in Kyenjojo district.

He added Kyalisima gave birth by caesarean section and did not have a care taker, a situation that was exploited by Kabugho.

As a weak Kyalisiima slept off, Kabugho disappeared with the baby.

Upon reaching Kasese, Kabugho was arrested by concerned residents who surprisingly saw her with a baby yet she had never been pregnant before.

The residents later reported the matter to police thus causing Kabugho’s arrest for further investigations.

“We felt concerned because we had for a long time never seen her with a baby. When we asked her she claimed to have given birth yet we had not seen her pregnant,” said Consolata Muhindo a 46-year old woman resident of Kasese district.

Bakari has now encouraged parents to exercise vigilance to avoid theft of their babies.

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