70-year-old man arrested over human sacrifice

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MITYANA DISTRICT, Uganda

A 70-year-old man has been arrested for suspected human sacrifice activities after residents accused him of involving in witchcraft.

The suspect was identified as Luyombya Godfrey Spire, a native doctor and resident of Zigoti Town Council in Mityana district.

According to Police in Mityana, on May 10, they carried out an intelligence led operation and arrested the suspect for suspected human sacrifice activities.

The scene of crime was visited by a team led by, District CID Officer Mityana, Regional Police Surgeon, Regional Scene of Crime Officer, Regional Fire Officer, in charge homicide, in the presence of the RDC Mityana and other Local leaders.

“The crime scene was cordoned off and a search conducted, exhibits of human skulls four (04) in number, femur bones, Ribs and parts of leg bones were recovered from the Toilets & Shrines,” said Wamala Region Police Spokesperson, Norbert Ochom

He added that all exhibits gathered from the scene were conveyed to Mityana Police Station exhibits stores pending labelling, marking and further conveying them to Mityana Hospital mortuary and later to GAL for DNA and other analysis to scientifically be proven as Human body bones.

Further, nine more suspects were arrested in connection with the case who will be vital during the investigations. They inlcude Mwebe Godfrey, Kabali Lawrence, Kalanzi Joram , Nalwoga Carol , Nakakawa Farida, Namenya Florence, Nakasida Hamida, Nasikombya Topista, Kabonge Lawrence, Kayiwa Josephati a juvenile.