By Our Reporter
Five traditional healers witchdoctors have been arrested for allegedly luring and confining a desperate client for 5 days whom they later extorted Shs880,000.
According to Fred Enaga, the Police Spokesperson, the five witchdoctors are Omaiso Umar a 28 year old, traditional healer of Moru village, Nabitende-Kamuge Town Council, Wanna Muhammad, a 24 year old, traditional healer of Moru village, Nayigino Loy, a 23 year old, traditional healer of Kalapata village, Gimba Hadijja, a 50 year old, traditional healer of Kalapata village, and Bedo Rashid, a 32 year old traditional healer.
Their accomplice who Enanga identified as Omio Anthony, a 40 year old peasant of Kagoli village in Pallisa district has also been arrested.
Enanga says the suspects lured, a one Mugambe Joseph, who had lost his job, as a supervisor at Rubees Petrol station in Mukono, with a promise that they would cleanse his body from bad omens and help him return to his job.
They confined the victim for 5days from the 21,08.2023, till the 25th of August 2023 and coerced him into using his mobile phone, to extort money from his relatives.
They extorted Ugx 880,000/= from the victim’s relatives and also confiscated his motorcycle, a Bajaj registration number UEH 573A. The matter was reported to police and the victim rescued and his motorcycle, recovered and exhibited.