A 15 year old girl, a pupil of Jinja Kawempe Primary School has been rescued from a couple who had laid down a plan to kidnap the kid.
The suspected abductors were then beaten up by an angry mob until they were rescued by the Police.
Kawempe Police has now rescued the kidnap survivor and the badly beaten suspects identified as Kalisto Buyinja a resident of Kaboowa and Mariam Nansubuga resident of Kiibe Kalerwe.
The suspects met the victim around Jinja Kaloli in Kawempe and convinced the kid they’d give her good luck charms to help her with her school work.
According to a police statement, the suspects then convinced her to go home, carry all valuable belongings and come with them to Mattuga where they’d get the charms.
Unknown to the suspects, the 15 year old girl told her family and neighbors about the approach by the strangers.
“As the suspects tried to secure the quickest means of transport, they were surrounded and beaten to a pulp by the angry mob,” read a statement from Kampala Metropolitan Police.
Concerned citizens then called the police who rescued the suspects from the mob and their intended victim.
The police says the suspects have been taken to Kawempe Referral hospital for emergency medical attention and booked at Kawempe Police Station pending arraignment before courts of law.
The DPC Kawempe Police Station ASP. 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.
Wotwali urged the public to always restrain from taking justice into their hands saying one might be found in the crime scene and just be a victim of circumstance, having not been involved in any way with the crime.
“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.