Murder: ‘They killed her for riches’

Police have arrested one man in connection to the Murder and attempted Murder of two children.

Police at Kasangati registered cases of murder and attempted murder of two children which occurred on Sunday the 3rd 07 2022 at Namavundu village Kasangati town council in Wakiso district.

Police Deputy PRO, Luke Owoyesigyire has confirmed that one of the girls was found dead, and another with serious injuries.

“The Police have embarked on investigations and have since arrested a suspect identified as Mubatizi John with the help of a canine that led us to his premises from the crime scene where the children were found,” Owoyesigyire revealed.

The suspect’s hideout
A canine led Police to the suspect’s premises from the crime scene where the children were found

“More investigations are still ongoing and the suspect will be interrogated and more details about this heinous act will be provided in due course,” he added.

According to what Police have gathered so far, the statements recorded are attributing the murder of the girl to ritual practice purposes.

What really transpired?

It is alleged that on the fateful day, Nakakande Stevia a 23-year-old housewife and resident of the same area sent out her two children Nantongo Annet 8 (deceased) and Nakiboneka Sumaya to buy a book.

However, the children did not return home, until Monday 4/7/2022 at around 4pm, when Nakiboneka was found with serious wounds, prompting a search for her sister.

Unfortunately, Nantongo was recovered dead. Police visited the scene and conveyed the body to city mortuary Mulago, while Nakiboneka was taken to Mulago hospital in critical condition.

The Police spokesperson also warned parents to be mindful of the movements that their children make and always caution them against advances from strangers.

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