Mityana witch-doctor held over ritual sacrifice

NATIONAL | A native doctor and nine other suspects in Mityana District have been arrested to help with investigations into allegations of ritual sacrifice.

Acting on a tip, Police in Mityana on Thursday raided a shrine belonging to Godfrey Spire Luyombya, who was taken into custody.

Detectives scoured the shrine and its surroundings after a human skull and other bones were recovered in the shrine.

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Wamala Region Police Spokesperson Norbert Ochom said 70-year-old Luyombya from Zigoti Town Council, was taken into custody along with nine others.

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 toilets and the shrine,” Ochom said.

“All exhibits were taken 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,” he added.

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