Police has uncovered the identity of the beheaded child, whose head was taken to the office of the speaker, at the Parliament building in Uganda.
Recall NaijaNews reported yesterday that 23-year-old man was arrested following his attempt to deliver a child’s head to the Office of the Speaker, at the Parliament building in Uganda.
NaijaNews learnt that the alleged fresh human head was wrapped in form of a gift and was to be delivered to the Speaker, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga’s office.
The man was intercepted at the parliament gate opposite the National Theatre by security while trying to access the speaker’s office, but was immediately arrested when they discovered that the gift was a child’s head.
The Ugandan Police has confirmed that the severed head found with the young man is that of a missing 3-year-old girl, Faith Kyamagero.
The suspect was said to be a casual worker of the victim’s father, and has been identified as Joseph Nuwashaba, 22.
The suspect had attempted to enter Parliament while disguising as a woman wearing a dress, but his real gender was identified after the severed head was found.
Yesterday evening, Nuwashaba was interrogated at the headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) in Kibuli, Kampala, while the severed head was taken to Kampala Capital City mortuary for examination.
Police confirmed that the DNA test on the head at Parliament and the torso abandoned in Masaka City matched with that of Faith Kyamagero, the daughter of Mr Charles Ssenyonga, a resident of Kyabakuza in Kimanya Kyabukuza Division in Masaka City.
Nuwashaba who hails from Kizinda, Ishaka Municipality, Bushenyi District, was hired as a casual labourer by Mr Ssenyonga three months ago.
Naija News learnt Nuwashaba, left with Kyamagero on Sunday at around 6pm, but they did not return home.
The little girl’s body was found on Monday morning, September 14, by neighbours without the head.
The Uganda Criminal Investigations Directorate are studying recent beheadings of children in Greater Bushenyi region to establish if they are connected to the man. The spokesperson of CID, Mr Charles Twiine, said there is a possibility that the suspect could have been involved in other killings in the region.
“We are looking at similar killings in the western region where parts of the bodies were recovered, but suspects were never found. We want to find out if any of them has links to this suspect,” Assistant Superintendent of Police Twiine said.
The detectives interviewed his relatives at CID headquarters to understand his mental health and social history and whether they have information about his acts; however they did not divulge any details of their interaction with the suspects’ relatives because it could jeopardise the investigations.
According to Mr Twiine, they are still pursuing key questions of whether the suspect carried out the killing alone or with the aid of others, how he travelled from Masaka to Parliament and the motive of the act.
He said the suspect is to be subjected to mental examinations to establish whether he is of sound mind or not before they move to the next criminal procedure.
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