Crime

KAMULI: Two witchdoctors held over illegal possession of wildlife products

The suspects informed detectives that the exhibits are believed to have been extracted from dead animals many years ago and they only inherited them as key ornaments in the shrines designed by their great ancestors before they were born.

KAMULI, UGANDA: The police in Busoga North are holding two witch doctors after they were found in illegal possession of wildlife products inside their shrines.

The suspects identified as Balati Buluuba and Fred Balikoowa both residents of Naikesa village, Kisozi town council, Kamuli district are currently detained at Kamuli central police station pending further inquiries.

The duo was arrested last week over the mysterious death of a minor in the area after police detectives then inspected the scene where they recovered undisclosed exhibits, which allegedly linked the suspects to the crime scene.

The detectives mounted a search in the shrines of the suspects on Tuesday, where they recovered the skins of a leopard and monitor lizard, pangolin scales, sitatunga horns, cowrie shells, hippopotamus tooth, and a dry sitatunga leg.

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The suspects informed detectives that the exhibits are believed to have been extracted from dead animals many years ago and they only inherited them as key ornaments in the shrines designed by their great ancestors before they were born.

Busoga North police spokesperson Michael Kasadha says that the suspects will appear in court for illegal possession of wildlife products. He says that police have opened up a general inquiry file to expedite investigations concerning the same.

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