Police in Mukono have arrested a 19-year-old woman in connection with the theft of a 10-month-old baby that was allegedly stolen from the mother in Kikoza Village in Mukono District.
A frantic search for the baby proved futile as the said house maid who had taken the baby was nowhere to be found.
The victim’s mother Olivia Nakabuye reported the incident at police that her child had gone missing and taken by her maid who has just worked for three days at the homestead.
After a week of searching, the suspect identified as Olivia Nandoyi was tracked and found in possession of the baby in Rwakaka at the International boarder with Kenya.
She was arrested and is currently in police cells at Mukono Police Station vide CRB 814/2018 awaiting to appear in court.
This case of baby stealing incident comes after a similar case was reported at Mukono Police where a house maid identified as Babirye Nakilya stole the masters baby on the April 4, 2018. She was later arrested,child reunited with parents and suspect remanded.
Crimes committed by domestic maids out of revenge are becoming a cause of concern for local authorities.
According to police records, maids who come from different cultural backgrounds commit various crimes including theft, assault and other unpalatable activities as revenge for the ill treatment meted out to them by their employers.