Congo: suspected child kidnapper arrested after mutilåted body found


A Congolese woman suspected child kidnapper was arrested on Thursday and is being held in Bukavu in eastern DR Congo.

Aged about 30, "Ombeni Malekera, who is not on her first crime, has kidnapped two children from the same family since Tuesday, August 1" mayor of the commune of Bagira in Bukavu, capital of the province of South Kivu, told.

"The body of the five-year-old girl was found on Wednesday at the edge of a river, amputated of her sëx and her tongue," he said.

The searches that have been launched have made it possible to find the three-year-old boy who was "drugged" in the home of Ombeni Malekera.

"The angry population wanted revenge but the law enforcement officers intervened, the lady was taken to the Bukavu prosecutor's office, her trial in the act will begin shortly", said the mayor.


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