Praise Lugoloobi Nakavubu had just been enrolled at Katente Church of Uganda primary school and disappeared on her third day after starting school. Police recovered her body from a thick bush near the garden of the residents in Nakisunga sub-county on Sunday.
A six-year-old girl in Mukono district who
went missing on her way to school on January 12, has been found. Praise
Lugoloobi Nakavubu had just been enrolled at Katente Church of Uganda primary school and disappeared on her third day after starting
recovered her body from a thick bush near the garden
of the residents in Nakisunga sub-county on Sunday. The deceased was
still in her school uniform with a big cut on the neck and head.
The body was wrapped in a black polythene bag raising suspicion that she could have been
killed in a ritual murder since her tongue and private parts were missing.
The deceased’s mother, Nawume
Namata says that she opened a case at Nakisunga police station and made adverts via different media platforms after
tracing her daughter in vain.
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Joseph Zziwa, the Head of Crime Investigations at
Mukono Police Division attributes the death
to human sacrifice,
saying that investigations
into the matter are still ongoing. He has cautioned parents against sending their children to and from school
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The deceased’s body is lying at Mulago National Referral Hospital pending a
detailed post-mortem. Some residents
have blamed the minor’s death on the increasing number of unregulated
shrines in the
Simon Magembe, a
Katente in Nakisunga
sub-county, says that owners of
connive with local leaders to operate as well involve in many evil acts without restriction.
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another resident appeals to the government to impose severe penalties on those found guilty of their involvement
in any kind of human sacrifice in order to discourage the habit.
According to the Prohibition of Human
Sacrifice Act 2020, human
sacrifice and financing of the practice are criminal and punishable by death
It further indicates that any attempt to commit or
finance the offense and spread the belief in human sacrifice for financial
reward or any form of gain attracts a sentence of life imprisonment.