Thirty-five year old Fatuma Nakiyuka, a resident of Bulanga village
in Namungalwe sub county, Iganga district has today succumbed to injuries
sustained on Tuesday night after being battered by a mob who
accused her of engaging in child sacrifice.
It is alleged that, two weeks ago, Nakiyuka teamed up with a
group of other people to kidnap her seven year old nephew, James Kabaale
who was under the custody of his grandfather, Siraje Gatengeleile.
Kabaale’s lifeless body which had deep cuts in the
neck and head was on Monday
night retrieved from a sugarcane plantation in Mayuge district.
Joseph Kabaale, the deceased’s father says that the village
leadership held a meeting on Monday afternoon and the same suspect helped police to locate
Kabaale’s body but they were surprised to discover that, she had been released.
Kabaale says that, Nakiyuka helped them to also retrieve the
deceased’s missing body parts which had been buried in a different area within the sugarcane plantation but police officers declined to charge her.
//cue in: “twavuga…
Ismael Iyirita says that the mob action was sparked off by
police officers who after releasing the suspect presented to them by the local
leadership failed to sensitize the community on the merits of the case and instead arrested whoever
attempted to question their actions.
He further states that, police personnel declined to update
the local leadership on the progress of investigations, living them
incapacitated without any authority to control the already outraged crowd.
//cue in: “enkola…
Meanwhile, James Mubi, the Busoga east police spokesperson
told journalists that, the matter was still under investigations but declined
to divulge further details.