Man Intercepted with Human Head Charged with Aggravated Defilement, Murder

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has stated that the inquiry into the murder of a female juvenile, whose head was intercepted at the Parliament of Uganda last week, has been completed.

This was revealed by Police spokesperson CP Fred Enanga at the Uganda media center in Kampala on Wednesday.

According to Enanga, the suspect has been charged with two counts; aggravated defilement and murder and his file is already with the Directorate of Public Prosecutions awaiting court appearance later today.

Enanga said that all lines of the investigation have been considered and conclusive evidence has been gathered.

“We managed to exhaust all possible lines of inquiry. We thought that probably there could have been second and third parties involved in this incident because it was very horrific and you couldn’t have expected someone normal to have done that,” he said.

“We even investigated the defense that the suspect, Nuwashaba, was trying to raise, claiming that he has done the business of child sacrifice and blood sucking rituals in more than 8 cases,” Enanga added.

In the investigations, detectives managed to trace the alleged cases backwards as the suspect led them to eight specific households where he stated that he had got children and sacrificed them.

He led police to Bushenyi, Mitooma, Ibanda, Kyegegwa but when they reached all the homes, the owners had never lost any child so he was disproved.


However, detectives revealed that what was interesting is that the suspect knew the particulars of all the heads of these households.

It was discovered that this was diversionary hence the suspect was brought back to Kampala after completing the investigation.

“He will appear in court on Thursday and we shall also be handing the body parts, that is, the head and torso to the relatives for burial,” said Enanga.

The report from the forensics indicate that DNA samples from the head and torso of the murdered child were matching, together with those of the family members.

Nuwashaba, a native of Bushenyi district  is believed to have killed the 3 year old daughter of Pastor Joseph Ssenyonga, a resident of Kijabweni in Masaka district.

He cut off the victim’s head and proceeded with it to Kampala where he wanted to hand it to the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, as a gift.


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