By Mable Nakibuuka
The Uganda Police have stopped the burial of the headless body of a three-year-old girl identified as Faith Kyamagero, which was recovered in Kijjabwemi village in Masaka District on Sunday.
According to Charles Twiine Mansio, the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) Public Relations Officer, the police want to conduct DNA tests on the body (torso) and the head which was recovered at Parliament following the arrest of Joseph Nuwashaba,22, who reportedly said he was taking it as a gift to the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.
We have learnt that the police from Masaka Police Station raided the ancestral home of the deceased’s father, Pastor Charles Ssenyonga, in Kabatema village in Lyantonde District and stopped the mourners from proceeding with burial.
Family sources revealed to this website that the police raided their home on Monday night and took away the body as mourners prepared for burial.
“The police came in the night and took away the headless body, saying that they wanted to do DNA tests and see whether it matches with the head that was recovered in Kampala,” one of the family members who preferred anonymity said.
He added that; “They told us they were taking the body back to Masaka Hospital mortuary where mourners had got it from to prepare for burial on Monday.”
The Police in Kampala on Monday arrested Nuwashaba, a resident of Kizinda Bushenyi – Ishaka municipality, in Bushenyi District, with a human head of a young girl.
The suspect was arrested at 11:30Am by the Police officers manning security at Parliament of the Republic of Uganda, and upon search the suspect was found with a head of a seemingly young girl of about 5 to 8 years in a box, wrapped like a gift.
His arrest came a few hours after the Police in Masaka had received a report of murder of an unknown infant after locals recovered a headless torso in Kijabweni village.
The police reveal that the two separate body parts are being examined by police medical experts and pathologists to establish whether they bear the same DNA and upon proof, the suspect will be charged with murder in courts of law.
Twine noted that the Uganda Police condemns such incomprehensible acts of crime, and wish to assure the general public that the investigations are vigorously being undertaken to ensure that the perpetrators are taken to Court.