Police in Arua has arrested and detained a housemaid it identified as Dratezu Sharon Candiru accused of stealing a one-month-old baby belonging to her employer’s sister over unpaid salary.
The 19 year old Sharon Drifezu Candiru, a resident of Vurra customs in Vurra sub county, was arrested on Sunday at Arua California Bus terminal with the a one-month-old baby girl only identified as Nicol following a communication from police in Kampala that, she stole a baby and proceeded with her to Arua. .
The mother of the baby is only identified as Jackie, a resident of Nabingo along Masaka road. When interrogated, Candiru revealed that she stole the baby because her boss failed to pay her for two months.
When interrogated, Candiru revealed that she stole the baby because her boss failed to pay her for two months.
Angucia says Candiru will be transferred to Kampala and handed over to police in Nabingo to be charged.
The police spokesperson for North Western Region, Josephine Angucia, confirmed the development and says the Candiru confessed at Arua Police Station that she has been working as a housemaid at Nabbingo in Wakiso district but her boss allegedly refused to pay her for three months and so she decided to take the baby.
This is not the first time similar incidents have happened.
In August this year, a housemaid named Jessica Nabwire was arrested in Busia as she was running away with a two-year-old from Nairobi, Kenya. When interrogated by police, Nabwire said that she had taken off with the baby because her had not paid her for three months.
In July, Police in Kitgum District arrested a 20-year- old woman for allegedly stealing a two-day old baby girl from Kitgum Government Hospital.
The suspect Judith Adong, a resident of Atwol B village in Padibe town council, Lamwo District, was apprehended only hours after the baby went missing. The arrest followed several radio announcements on FM radio stations in the area about the missing baby.