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Police investigate suspected ritual murders of four people in Luweero


Police investigate suspected ritual murders of four people in Luweero

Police in Luweero have arrested one person following the murder of four people in a suspected act of ritual sacrifice at Bufumbanswa village in Luwero district.

The deceased have been identified as Shamsa Agujji 52 years, Manisul Ojuku 25 years, Manisul Ajeke 13 years, and Hamza Shadidu two years.

Isah Ssemwogerere the Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson says two bodies were found lying in the house, one in the compound, while that of the child was found dumped in a banana plantation. 

They were found with some parts including buttocks, private parts, breasts, tongue, and hands among others missing.

According to Taban Nuwa the LCI Chairperson of Bufumbanswa Village, he received information at around 1 pm on Tuesday about the gathering and when he visited the home, he found a woman with a Quran speaking in tongues allegedly being possessed by evil spirits.

The family members had locked themselves inside the house and when he entered they asked him to strip naked and join the rituals, which he rejected and went away.

He was however shocked to receive the news on Wednesday morning that four people were found dead.

One of the residents identified as Sarah Lule says that at around 7 am, four people together with two children were seen leaving the village after the ritual murder.

A suspect identified as Zainabu Anguko attempted to attack Lule, but fled to save her life.

It is alleged that before the ritual murder, two people attacked a neighbour identified as Madinah Nankya and threatened to kill her accusing her of bewitching them but she managed to flee.

She reported the matter to Wobulenzi Police Station but was told that the officers were unable to visit the home because they lacked manpower at the time.

She was advised to return home but out of fear, she decided to sleep in another neighbourhood.

Ssemwogerere says that Police arrived at the scene at around 7 am and found a blood-stained knife, which the killers could have used to cut the four dead.

Anguko has also been arrested to help Police in investigating the suspected ritual murder.

The bodies have been conveyed to the mortuary at Mulago referral hospital for postmortem.

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