Thirteen suspected cannibals from Rakai District were on Friday produced before Masaka Magistrate’s Court on charges of murder. They are accused of killing a 21-year-old woman and her baby in March and eating them.
The suspects are Asaf Muhimbise, Bosco Sseggiriinya and his son Alex Ssebbaala, Elmelda Nalubega, Joviet Nuwagaba, Mike Kabiito, Ronald Ssebuwufu, Maria Nabukenya, Alex Ssemyaalo, Lameka Kaweesi, Ismael Ssekyanzi and a 15-year-old boy and another who was not readily identified.
Prosecution absent However, prosecution was not in court, which forced the magistrate to further remand them till July 1 for mention of the case.
Prosecution alleges that on March 23, 2014 at Kyakirugu Village in Kyarulangira Sub-county, Asaf Muhimbise, 50, and others killed Peace Kyamukama Arinaitwe and her nine-month-old baby and ate their bodies.Peace Kyamukama and husband, Deus Bandihihi, were travelling from Rwenninzi village in Rakai District, where they had been for a burial, back to their home at Kankamba Village in Kisekka Sub-county, Lwengo District.
They reportedly sought shelter at Mr Muhimbise’s home to spend a night, expecting to resume their journey the following day. Mr Ahimbisiwe, however, allegedly moblised his co-accused and killed Kyamukama and her baby.
Mr Bandihihi escaped with injuries and reported the matter to police which led to the arrest of the suspects.
The accusations Prosecution alleges that on March 23, 2014 at Kyakirugu Village in Kyarulangira Sub-county, Asaf Muhimbise, 50, and others killed Peace Kyamukama Arinaitwe and her nine-month baby and ate their bodies.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor