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Uganda: Police arrests 30-year old for exhuming human remains


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A 30-year- old traditional healer in Uganda is in police custody for allegedly exhuming human remains in Uganda’s eastern district of Namutumba, The New Vision reported on Thursday. 

Yunus Mwanja, a resident of Busembatya town council in Iganga district was reportedly arrested last Saturday after he was found exhuming human remains in Buwalira village in Ivukula Sub County in Namutumba district.

Charles Wabwire, the Namutumba district police commander, said Mwanja was arrested by residents and handed over to police after he was caught red-handed at the grave exhuming the remains of a man who was buried nine years ago. “By the time he was arrested, he had exhumed the skull and other bones,” Wabwire said. He added that he will be produced in court as investigations go on.