The 14 year old girl who was reported missing early this week has resurfaced and reunited with her family.
“Hanifah Nabumba aged 14 years who was reported to have disappeared on December 6, 2020 has resurfaced. She went back home today morning,” said Kampala Metropolitan Police in a statement.
Reports indicate that she willingly left home that day to go and visit her paternal auntie in Lugoba.
Spokesperson SP Patrick Onyango revealed that Nabumba narrated to Police that her mother separated with her father sometime back and three months ago, the mother travelled to the United States of America leaving her under the care of the grandmother.
According to Nabumba, the grandmother does not give her time and freedom to visit her paternal families.
Therefore, on Sunday, she escaped from home to go and meet her paternal auntie in Lugoba and other friends.
“When the news broke out that she had disappeared, her auntie gave her transport money to go back to the grandmother and today, she went home,” said Onyango.
Adding: “We want to appreciate the public who have been voluntarily giving us information on the possible whereabouts of Nabumba.”
Reports of Nabumba’s disappearance had raised tensions in Nansana municipality given recent high crime rates in the area.