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Man held over human sacrifice

Mr. Luyombya Godfrey, a native doctor carrying one of the human skulls he was found with. (PHOTO/POLICE)

MITYANA – Police in Mityana on Thursday, May 9 carried out an intelligence operation and arrested a 70-year-old traditional healer suspected to be doing human sacrifice activities.

Mr. Luyombya Godfrey Spire, a resident of Zigoti Town Council in Mityana district was found with human skeleton parts including skulls.

Wamala Region Police Spokesperson, Norbert Ochom confirmed the arrest of a native doctor.

The scene of crime was visited by a team led by, District CID Officer Mityana, Regional Police Surgoen, 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,” Ochom said.

“All exhibits were conveyed to Mityana Police Station exhibits stores pending labeling, marking and further conveying them to Mityana Hospital mortuary and later to GAL for DNA & other analysis to scientifically be proven as Human body bones,”Ochom added.

Mr. Luyombya Godfrey (M) with some of the clothes recovered at his place believed to be for dead people. (PHOTO/POLICE)

Nine other suspects who include Mwebe Godfrey, Kabali Lawrence, Kalanzi Joram, Nalwoga Carol, Nakakawa Farida, Namenya Florence, Nakasida Hamida, Nasikombya Topista, Kabonge Lawrence, Kayiwa Josephati a juvenile were also arrested to help in investigations according to police.

Police said that the team is Friday going back for the possible recovery of other exhibits.

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