15-Year-Old Lugazi Boy’s Genitals Cut Off In Brutal Ritual Murder

ask Times, ‘Times New Roman’, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22.450000762939453px; text-align: justify;”>The man, an ethnic Hutu from Rwanda who is now a Swedish citizen, was named only as MS by prosecutors.

A trial is to start on November 16 when the charges will be read in court. The man has denied the allegations.

He is alleged to have shot, macheted and thrown hand grenades at ethnic Tutsis in several attacks in Kibuye province in west Rwanda and to have recruited young men to take part in massacres.

“Genocide is the most serious crime that there is and it can bring a sentence of up to life in prison,” special prosecutor Magnus Elvin told Reuters.

Some hearings in the trial will be held in Kigali, Rwanda‘s capital, in late November and up to the middle of December. The proceeding is expected to last until May next year, he said.

In September, Norway began a trial of a Rwandan man accused of masterminding the murder of 2,000 people in the genocide.

In a span of 100 days in 1994, Hutu soldiers and militia killed around 800,000 people, mostly Tutsis. Rwanda is now under a Tutsi-dominated government.

illness geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%; text-align: justify;”>The decapitated body of Moses Otema was on Tuesday morning found dumped in a pool of blood in a sugarcane plantation in Kabulu village, Kawolo Sub County.

According to Central Region Police Spokesperson, Lamech Kigozi, the boy went missing last Saturday while on his way from Kabanga Primary School.

His right leg, genitals and other internal organs were sliced off the body.

The murderers reportedly tied the boys’ hands from the back before slicing his body into pieces.

Eyewitnesses told Chimpreports the boy was stabbed several times in the chest, neck and stomach before his throat was cut off.

“A sharp knife was used to sever his head. It was a horrifying blood-spattered spectacle,” said an eyewitness.

Residents said several cases of ritual murder have started cropping up, owing to the increased number of witchdoctors in the area.

According to the Annual Crime Traffic and Road Safety Report of 2011, at least 10 people are killed every day in Uganda.

The report further indicates out of 1,987 cases investigated by police, 3,753 people were killed in 2011 compared to 1,761 cases in 2010, where 3,160 people died.

Kigozi said investigations into the murder were underway, adding culprits would be brought to book.

“The decapitated body is now at Kawolo Hospital for inspection. We appeal to all those who have information that could lead to the arrest of ritual murderers to give it to their nearest local authorities,” said Kigozi.


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