Four notorious witch doctors have been arrested over alleged ritual killing in Nagalama, Uganda.
Assistant Superintendent of Police, Jesca Naawe, revealed that the arrest followed a report made by the relatives of one Mirembe Zuraika, after her disappearance.
Nawe said: “They tipped off the police that she last communicated with one Owen Sebuyungo, a 24 year old witch doctor. In his statement, Sebuyungo narrated that Mirembe visited his shrine for help.”
Sebuyungo, reportedly, then contacted his spiritual consultant, a renowned witch doctor, Mohammed Wamala alias Bob, who enticed him into murdering the victim.
Bob, according to Sebuyungo, claimed that he would double his wealth if he cut off the head of a female being.
Nawe revealed that: “Upon thorough questioning, the four confessed to having welcomed Mirembe at the shrine, waited till dawn and murdered her by cutting off her head in the shrine.
The suspects led police to the shrine where she had been buried. Shockingly, five buried bodies were exhumed.”
One of the suspects, Wamala Muhammed, later told the police that he had ferried over 8 females from his home in Ganda Nansana, murdered and buried them at this shrine located in Ntunda Kayunga.
Police also recovered pots filled with fresh blood suspected to be human blood. “The search is still going on. We suspect more bodies must still be buried under the remaining five shrines,” ASP. Naawe said.
The four suspects are identified as Junior Kibuuka, Fred Kiiza Semanda, Wamala Muhammed and Owen Sebuyungo.