Police in Nagalama has arrested four witch doctors for alleged ritual killing.

The arrest came as a result of a disappearance report filed at Nagalama Police Station.

The DPC Nagalama ASP. Jesca Naawe confirmed that the relatives of one Mirembe Zuraika reported a case of disappearance of their daughter and tipped off police that she had been last communicated of her appointment with one Owen Sebuyungo a 24 year old witchdoctor.

In his admissal statement, Sebuyungo narrated that Mirembe visited his shrine for help since she had been possessed by spirits (empewo)

Sebuyungo then contacted his spiritual consultant a renowned witch doctor Mohammed Wamala alias Bob who enticed him into murdering the victim. He told Sebuyungo that he would amasse huge riches and double his wealth if he cut off the head of a female being.

Following leads, police made investigations leading to the arrest of a syndicate of witch doctors that had participated in the heinous act.

Upon thorough questioning the four confessed to having welcomed Mirembe at the shrine, waited for dawn, murdered her by cutting off and buried her head in the shrine.

The suspects accepted to cooperate leading police to the shrine where she had been buried. Shockingly five bodies buried in a rather disturbing positions were exhumed.

One of the suspects a one Wamala Muhammed told police he had ferried over eight females from his home in Ganda Nansana, murdered and buried them at this shrine located in Ntunda Kayunga.

Police has also recovered a number of items that include spears and pots filled with fresh blood suspected to be human blood.

Blood samples have been picked, taken to Government Analytical Laboratory (GAL) while the recovered bodies that had decomposed beyond recognition have been taken to Mulago hospital for DNA test so that the relatives can identify them.

“The search is still going on. We suspect more bodies must still be buried under the remaining five shrines,” ASP. Naawe said.

Police has since cordoned off the area as the search for more bodies is still on going.

The four suspects identified as Junior Kibuuka, Fred Kiiza Semanda,Wamala Muhammed and Owen Sebuyungo are currently detained at Nagalama Police Station as investigations are ongoing.

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