Police arrested the suspect after tracking him with a dog
The Police in Kasangati have arrested a man suspected to be behind the murder of an 8-year-old girl and serious injury of her sister.
The suspect was identified by Kampala Police spokesman Luke Owoyesigire as John Mubatizi.
On Sunday the 3rd 07 2022, the children’s mother Stevia Nakakande, a resident of Namavundu village reportedly sent out her two children Nantongo Annet 8 (deceased) and Nakiboneka Sumaya to buy a book.
“However, the children did not return home, until Monday 4/7/2022 at around 4pm, when Nakiboneka was found with serious wounds, prompting a search for her sister,” the police spokesman says.
“Unfortunately, Nantongo was recovered dead. Police visited the scene and conveyed the body to city mortuary Mulago, while Nakiboneka was taken to Mulago hospital in critical condition.”
“The Police have embarked on investigations and have since arrested a suspect identified as Mubatizi John with the help of a canine that led us to his premises from the crime scene where the children were found.”
Owoyesigire says police believe the suspect might have murdered the young girl in ritual practice.
“The suspect will be interrogated and more details about this heinous act will be provided in due course,” he said.