Shafik Kimera, a P.4 pupil at Ngobere primary school disappeared last week while playing with his friends. The kidnappers then called the boy's family demanding for a ransom of Shs 2 million so as to release the boy alive.
Sylvia Namiro, one of the relatives said that they received a telephone call from unknown people demanding Shs 500,000 shillings to show the family where Kimera's body was dumped.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Oyowesigire said that three people have been arrested in connection to the murder of Kimera. They include Livingstone Kiwanuka, 19, Swaib Zinda, 40, and Abdallah Ssengendo, 26.
He says that the suspects were arrested after police tracked the telephone line on which the family had sent the Shs 500,000 mobile money. He explains that the owner of the phone led detectives to Kiwanuka who had received the money.
According to Oyowesigire, during interrogations, the suspects managed to direct the police where they had dumped the body. An angry mob destroyed Kiwanuka's property including his house, shop and plantation.