Crime & Investigation

LUGAZI: 3-year-old Girl's Private Parts Cut off in Ritual Murder


cheap visit this geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>It all started on June 3 with Nabiryo’s parents reporting to Lugazi police that their daughter had gone missing.

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case geneva;”>“Nabiryo was at our neighbour’s compound playing with her friends but hours later, we could not trace her whereabouts,” said the parents in a statement at Lugazi Police Station.

Police switfly employed the services of sniffer dogs which led detectives to the residence of Walyawula where the body of the deceased was found.

Savannah Region Police Publicist, Lamech Kigozi said the body bore the hallmarks of a ritual murder.

“The deceased’s private parts, tongue and lips were cut off,” said Kigozi.

Walyawula denies having a hand in the girl’s murder.

“We have decided to detain Walyawula because he is our first step in the investigation of the toddler’s death. But our team is also following other leads,” said Kigozi.

Rural districts near Kampala have been badly affected by kidnappings of children for sacrificial purposes and are gripped by fear.

On the roadsides posters have been put up warning children of the danger of abduction by witch doctors for the purpose of child sacrifice.

Young children are often the victim because they are relatively easy to abduct. The desire for instant wealth on the part of the client and greed on the part of the witchdoctor has created a ready market for children to be bought and sold at a price.

Children have become a commodity of exchange and child sacrifice is more than a religious or cultural issue, it has become a commercial business.


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