Woman in Teso South District urges government to help find kidnapped husband
Written by Carren Papai.
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A woman in Akudet Village of Teso South District is crying foul over her kidnapped husband by unknown persons Monday morning.
The woman Rose Ekisa alleged that a four man gang posing as police officers, kidnapped her husband Richard Ekisa when he had gone for a call of nature at 5 am.
"My husband had gone out for a call, I heard him saying, ‘leave me alone!’ ‘Stop it!’ when I rushed out I saw four masked men taking him away,” she said.
"They told my husband to go and dress up saying they were police officers and he was urgently needed at the station. I tried to scream but one of them hit me on my stomach and when I fell down they immediately pulled away my husband and vanished with him,’’ explained Mrs. Ekisa.
The woman has revealed that there was a land conflict between her husband and the neighbour they had sold land to, her husband wanted the neighbor to add him some more money for the one acre piece of the land he had sold him but the neighbour had refused.
She also confirmed that they exchanged bitter words with the buyer threatening to do something terrible to him but they ignored him and did not take a step of reporting the threat to Police Officers.
"My neighbour told my husband over the weekend that within two days he will see something he will never forget in his entire life adding that he will sent people from Uganda to teach him a lesson he will never forget", added the woman .
The woman claimed that the neighbour is behind the ordeal as what he threatened has materialized with her husband disappearing now for the third day.
She has said that her efforts to seek help from various police stations has been rendered futile with police officers telling her that her husband did not report the claimed threat prior to the kidnap so they cannot help her .
"I am tired and confused, I have gone to Bungoma,Malaba ,Kotur and Busia Police Stations without success. The police said that my husband did not report the threat anywhere so they are not going to help me in any way. I don’t know what to do because I am helpless with five children that my husband used to fend for and everyone is giving the incident a deaf ear,” Mrs. Ekisa said.
The woman has called upon the government to chip in and help find out the where about of his husband blaming the police for show of adamancy and indolence over the abduct.
Teso Police Boss Elphas Korir has refuted the allegation that the woman reported in Malaba Police Station however promised to carry out investigations over the matter