The Police in Soroti District have arrested a witch doctor for being in possession of human skull, two bullets and a live tortoise.
The suspect has been identified as Okodi Julius a male adult resident of Akisim cell in Kyere ward, Kyere town council in Serere District who is alleged to have advised four individuals to Ediangu Emmanuel, Emedu Emmanuel, Etapu Kokas, Akwengu Emmanuel and Kongai Jennifer who murdered Edou Simon and cut off the head of the deceased in order to appease the spirit of the deceased.
Its alleged that a witch doctor claimed that if theg did so the spirit of the deceased would haunting them and prevent their arrest and incarceration.
According to East Kyoga police spokesperson Oscar Gregg Ageca, the matter of disappearance was reported Asuret Police Station, On 26/03/2021 at around 1100 hours, by Ekatu Moses, resident of Olwa”B”, village, Omodoi Parish Ocokcan Subcounty in the Soroti District, that on 21/03/2021,at around 1800 hours his elder brother Edou Simon aged 52 years, resident of the same village, disappeared without trace, from Asuret college trading center.
“It’s noted that Edou Simon had had serious domestic issues with his wife Kongai Jennifer regarding an alleged love affair between his wife and Ediangu Peter the prime suspect of the murder and who was the best man during the deceased’s wedding ceremony. It’s further alleged he coveted the deceased’s wife for himself,” Ageca said in a statement.
It’s alleged that upon these facts that Ediangu, Emedu, Etapu, Kongai and Akwengu allegedly killed and burried Edou Simon in Akoli swamp in March 2022.
The witch doctor advised them to cut off the head of the deceased and bring it to his shrine as a safeguard to detection. He consequently, received the head which he burried in his shrine.
“Following the witch doctor’s arrest, he will be charged of murder on the same charges as the previously arrested suspects noted above and now on remand vide CRB 099/2022. He shall also additionally be charged of being in unlawful possession of government stores to wit bullets and under the Wild life Act for unlawful possession of the tortoise.”