Kampala witch-doctor arrested

Police in Kampala have arrested a suspected witch-doctor found in possession of three human remains, three skulls and a bottle of suspected human or animal blood at his shrine in Makindye Sabagabo Division in Kampala.

According to Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, the suspect identified as Jjaja John Magombe,50, was netted in Kazinga Masaja Kibira B village Masajja Parish in Makindye Sabagabo on Friday, following a tip-off from concerned locals. 

Owoyesigyire says the locals informed police of dubious activities happening under their noses and fears that innocent people could be victims of alleged human sacrifices.

“The operation was a result of our crime intelligence team, which received information that the suspect has been engaging in shady activities in the area,” he said. 

Police have since submitted all the exhibits to the police forensic laboratories for analysis and detained the suspect at Katwe Police station as investigations into the matter continue. 

Owoyesigyire says members of the public burned the shrine in anger on February 04, 2023.