According to Mike Ssebuliba, the Nakatoogo-Bikunya LCI Chairperson, the third suspect disappeared from the village yesterday shortly after the incident but he was tracked and arrested later.
The police in Kyotera have arrested another
man said to be part of the group that captured and murdered an 8-year-old boy for
The young Francis Kateregga of
Nakatoogo-Bikunya village, in Kabira sub-county, went missing on Sunday night while
he was on his way home.
He had gone to their neighbour
Margret Nakate’s house to watch a local drama series called ‘NABOSA’ on Top
Television, when he disappeared.
His family members got concerned
after waiting for him to return home for several hours in vain.
Residents suspect the boy was
captured by unknown people shortly after leaving the neighbours house.
According to Mike Ssebuliba, the
Nakatoogo-Bikunya LCI Chairperson, the third suspect disappeared from the village yesterday
shortly after the incident but he was tracked and arrested later.
He added that a joint search that
started on Sunday concluded on Monday afternoon when residents discovered
Kateregga’s body in the bush just a few meters from his home.
The killers split his head and scooped his brain, while the blood was drawn from his body. Police first arrested
two witchdoctors and another one later.
Kateregga’s parents Macklin
Namaganda and Mike Sserwada, both residents of Kasamba-Kyamayembe
village in Bwamijja parish, Kabira sub-county, have appealed to the police to
expedite investigations in the case for justice.
Muhammad Nsubuga, the Southern
Regional Police Spokesperson, confirmed the arrest saying they have three suspects
He however declined to reveal their
details not to jeopardise the ongoing investigations.
A post-mortem has been done at Kalisizo hospital and the
body given to the family members for burial, as investigations continue on
a file CRB 518/21 KYTRA.