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Parents Arrested for Killing Their Child in Ritual Sacrifice

Bosco Gudo, after being arrested.
Police in Kiira region on Friday confirmed the arrest of Bosco Gudo and his wife Eseza Musasizi over the killing of their  two and a half-year-old son Jordan Kitimbo sacrificial  rituals. 

 

32 year old Gudo and his wife Musasizi aged 21 years, both residents of Buwolelo village, in Buwenge sub-county, in Jinja district, are reported to have killed their son on Thursday.

 

The suspects are reported to have peeled off part of their son's skin, extracted unknown quantities of blood in a bowl and immersed his lifeless body in hot water, as a means of covering up their crime. 

 

They later covered his remains in clean bedsheets before rushing them to Buwenge general hospital mortuary.

 

Their actions raised suspicion amongst residents who informed police, that in turn mounted a search in the house, where they recovered human parts suspected to be part of the deceased's body.  

Perepetwa Namukose, a resident in the area, says that there was no reported fire outbreak at their neighbor's house, yet the parents claimed that the toddler had succumbed to fire burns. "Our houses are close to each other, so it was hard for us to believe that Gudo's son would succumb to burns, without any of us noticing anything," Namukose says.  

On his part, the Kiira regional police spokesperson, James Mubi stresses that available reports indicate that these suspects have been mistreating Kitimbo, despite numerous cautioning from community members. 

 

Mubi says a team of detectives has been dispatched to expedite inquiries into the matter, adding that the suspects are being detained at Buwenge central police station. 

 

Meanwhile, police in Busoga East is hunting for 22-year-old Hassifa Nangobi, a resident of Lugolole village, in Imanyiro sub county, who is suspected to have killed her one week old son during the night of Thursday.

  

The Busoga East regional police spokesperson, Diana Nandawula says that, Nangobi dumped the toddler in the pit latrine before fleeing.

 

She adds that the deceased has been taken to Mayuge health center IV mortuary, awaiting postmortem.

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