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Iganga witch doctor arrested for selling human skulls

A traditional healer in Iganga, Patrick Kiyimba was arrested on allegations of exhuming and selling the remains of the dead. (PML Daily Photo)

IGANGA– Fifty five- year-old Patrick Kiyimba was arrested by Police over the weekend for allegedly exhuming the remains of the late Mikayiri Nakalanga and selling them to Saleh Kazira, another witchdoctor at Shillings 50,000.

Kiyimba, a traditional healer in Buyebe village, Ibulanku Sub County in Iganga district was arrested for disturbing the dead people.

Timothy Wabutwa, the Iganga District Police Commander, says this is the second time Kazira is being found with human remains.

“This is the second time this man is being arrested on the same matter in a period of three months the last time being in June,” Wabutwa says.

This follows a recent Kayunga scandal where Police arrested four witchdoctors for alleged ritual killing.

A disappearance report of Mirembe Zuraika was filed at Naggalama Police Station on August 11 and Police mounted a search leading to the arrest of the witchdoctors.

The DPC Naggalama ASP Jessica Naawe confirmed that the relatives of Mirembe reported a case of the disappearance of their daughter and tipped off police that she had talked of having an appointment with a one Owen Sebuyungo, a 24-year-old witch doctor.

Following leads, police conducted further investigations leading to the arrest of a syndicate of witch doctors that are believed to have participated in the heinous act.

Upon thorough questioning, the four confessed to having welcomed Mirembe at the shrine and at dawn, beheaded her and buried the head in the shrine.

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