Sheema: Prominent Businessman arrested for child ritual sacrifice
Police in Sheema have arrested a suspect identified as Kamugisha Joseph, alias Barimu, a money lender, prominent farmer and businessman, in connection with the disappearance of Kemigisha Christabel, a two-year girl victim, on the 18th July 2022, at Mutanoga cell, Kigarama sub-county in the Sheema district.
Byamukama Justus, the prime suspect admitted to kidnapping the victim, from the grand father’s home, a one Kakooma John which later turned into a murder, after the victim’s body was recovered.
Fred Enanga, the Police Spokesperson revealed in a statement that the motive of the disappearance and murder, appears to be for ritualistic sacrifice.
He added that in conspiracy with Tumwesigye Clinton alias Musajja, the suspects cut the victim’s throat and collected blood and thereafter, and dumped the victim’s body in front of Constance’s home, a neighbor and resident of the same village.
Enanga revealed that after the arrest of Musajja, it was established that he was in touch with Barimu, the prominent farmer/businessman, on the night that the victim was kidnapped and murdered and further admitted that it was the rich man who sent them for the blood.
Enanga noted that exhibits of a hoe, blood-stained clothes, phone print-outs and the killer weapon were recovered and commended the task team for their efforts.
“We shall continue to monitor the progress of the case, to seek justice for the victim,” said Enanga.
Enanga called upon the business community to come up with stronger measures of profiling and auditing the activities of all business persons in coordination with our intelligence components of CI, ISO, and CMI to help weed out brutal persons, who take advantage of young juveniles, in search of wealth and prosperity.