Woman arrested for ‘lending’ her baby to neighbour to defraud boyfriend
Written by Lindah Nduwumwami on October 3, 2019
Police in Fort Portal is holding Annet Kabalisa who is accused of ‘lending’ to her neighbour a 3-month-old baby so she could defraud her boyfriend. Rwenzori West region police spokesperson, Lydia Tumushabe, says Kabalisa a resident of Kagote cell in West Division in Fort Portal Municipality was picked up after she offered her baby to Annet Kobusinge to dupe her boyfriend, Moses Musinguzi whom she had deceived that she was pregnant. According to Tumushabe, on September 28, Kobusinge asked Kabalisa for her baby so that she could present it to Musinguzi in Kampala as her own and get some upkeep. Kabalisa reportedly agreed to the proposal and handed over the child to Kobusinge that very night for travel to Kampala. However, on arrival in Kampala, Musinguzi reportedly refused to have the baby returned to Fort Portal. Kabalisa, immediately ran to the West Division LC III chairperson, Richard Muhumuza the next day with a lie that her baby had been kidnapped. Muhumuza says that he informed police and area residents who swung into action and started hunting for the baby. In the process, an undisclosed boda boda cyclist informed Musinguzi that he had actually taken Kabusinge with the baby to the Kampala taxi stage in Fort Portal town.