By Our Reporter
The Territorial Police in Kiira, has in custody, two self- styled pastors and one of the pastor’s wife on charges of kidnap and murder for ritualistic sacrifice of a 4-year-old girl.
According to police spokesperson Fred Enanga, the suspects have been identified as senior pastor Israel Isma Buyinza of deliverance and Healing ministry located in Ganda, Nansana, Prophet Joseph Sserubiri and his wife, Felista Namaganda.
It is alleged that Buyinza lured Joseph into the act of sacrificing 4-year-old Nakisuyi Trinity Nabirye Zabella. She was a daughter to Joseph and Felista’s landlord, John Mulodi of Kakira market zone, Kakira Town Council, in Jinja District. The deceased’s father had rented out a garage to the self-styled prophet, which they turned into a church, called Deliverance and Healing Ministries, Kakira.
“The suspect Prophet Sserubiri who had disappeared, after the incident of child kidnap, was tracked down and arrested. together with his wife, they admitted to having murdered the 4-year-old, Nakisuyi Trinity, in the garage turned church for spiritual prowess. They slit the throat of the victim and chopped of her head, which they went and buried in the lake at Wanyange. And the headless body was buried in Kinyomo sugarcane plantation, in Kakira Town Council.” Enanga revealed.
Police has recovered both the remains of the head and the headless body of the 4-year-old victim and subjected samples for DNA, to establish whether they match. They also got exhibits of a blood stained trouser, belonging to the self-styled Prophet and other blood samples from the garage turned church were recovered.
“We call upon the Inter-Religious Council and all other Faith-based Associations, to come up with stronger measures of profiling and auditing the activities of all places of worship. We believe this initiative will help guard against such rogue self -styled Prophets, who take advantage of people’s lives, in the search for miracles and divine healing powers.” He implored
Enanga assured that police is to continue monitoring the progress of the case in the courts of law, to seek justice for the 4-year-old victim.
The police spokesperson person confessed that child sacrifice incidents are still a threat in the society regardless of efforts and the progress, the country has made in the fight against the act. He urged parents and guardians to keep a close watch on their Children.