Police in Buikwe District are investigating circumstances under which a traditional healer reportedly hacked his female client to death.
This happened at Kiremba village, Nkokonjeru Town Council in Buikwe when residents found the body of a woman lying in a pool of blood in a banana plantation just next to the shrine owned by one member of the community on Monday.
Aloysius Mbiro, the LC 1 chairperson of Kiremba, says that Eve Namuyimbwa, 25, had regularly been seen visiting this very shrine and she was last been seen at the premises the day before the unfortunate incident.
Betty Nantumwe, a resident of Kiremba village,says that Namuyimbwa travelled to the area on Monday in a Toyota Spacio car, Reg. No. UBD 761U.
“I saw two people –a lady who was in the co-driver’s seat and the driver. They entered the shrine and the following morning, we saw police men and other residents searching around the banana plantation and later told us a woman had been killed ,” she said.
She added the deceased could have been killed inside the shrine and her body dumped in the adjacent banana plantation.
“Police will tell us their findings. But it seems they [assailants] pounced on her and cut her neck,” Ms Nantumbwe said.
Betty Nalweyiso, a relative of Namuyimbwa says she tried to talk to her via her mobile phone on Monday evening and the person who picked the call told her that the ‘spirits’ had taken her for cleansing at Nsonga Landing Site, Mukono District .
“Whenever we could call, a man would pick the call and tell us that the spirits had taken her to Nsonga Landing Site which worried us and we informed police,” Ms Nalweyiso said.
The deceased was a resident of Luule Village, Nakisunga Sub-county, Mukono District.
Hellen Butoto, the Ssezibwa Regional Police Spokesperson declined to comment insisting that Scene of Crime officers were still gathering details, adding that the Police had already mounted a manhunt for the arrest of the suspect.
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