WARNING! Some details of this story may be distressing for some readers
A 22-year-old man was arrested at Parliament on Monday September 14, 2020 after being found with a severed head of a child hidden in a box, which according to a Police statement, was “wrapped like a gift”. He was intercepted by the security personnel at Parliament at 11.30am local time. His motive has yet to be established. Meanwhile, Police in Masaka received reports of a headless body of a child discovered in Kijjabwemi village in Kyabakuza parish, according to a statement by Police. Could these separate body parts – the severed head in Kampala and the headless body in Masaka – be of the same child? Police are investigating the matter. Below is the full statement by Police issued by the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) public relations officer, Charles Twiine Mansio:
Police has today arrested a man who has been identified as Nuwashaba Joseph male adult aged 22yrs, Resident of Kizinda Bushenyi – Ishaka municipality in Bushenyi district. The suspect was arrested today at 11:30hrs by the Police officers manning security at Parliament of the Republic of Uganda, and upon search the suspect was got with a head of a seaming young kid of about 5 to 8 years in a box that was wrapped like a gift. In a related development Police in Masaka received a report of murder of unknown seaming kid that was headless (torso) in Kijabweni. The two separate body parts are being examined by our medical experts to establish whether they bear the same DNA and upon proof, the suspect will be charged of murder. Uganda Police condemns such incomprehensible acts of crime, and we wish to assure the general public that the investigations are vigorously being undertaken to ensure that the perpetrators are taken to Court.
Twiine Mansio Charles