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Monkeys take care of boy who went missing in February

10 June 2015, 13:51 Godfrey Olukya

Kampala - A nine-year-old boy who disappeared from their home over three months ago was found Tuesday evening while playing with monkeys in a forest.  

Peter Dreki reportedly got lost on his way home from school in February and since then his parents with the help of police have been looking for him.

According to police officer Benon Opio, Dreki got lost on his way from school towards the end of February.

He had been enrolled at St Joseph primary school, which is about 1 km from home.

''They thought he had been abducted by witchdoctors for sacrifice. Since then, we have been looking for the boy,'' said Opio.

He said that some people who were looking for firewood inside Kitubulu forest are the ones who found the boy in the  company of monkeys.

''They found him playing with monkeys as if they were a family. He told us that at night he slept in a hut made of tree branches under a tree while the monkeys stayed on top of the tree,'' he added.

He said that the monkeys brought his fruits which he had kept in the hut.

The boy who was talking with difficulty reportedly said that he got lost on his way home, and ended up in the forest where he met the friendly monkeys.

He has been admitted to Entebbe hospital for medical examination and treatment.

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