CID to Examine Mental Status of Man Arrested with Child’s Head at Parliament

Criminal Investigations Directorate has revealed that, Joseph Nuwashaba, a man who was caught with a child’s head at parliament will be subjected to mental examination.

Nuwashaba was arrested on Monday with a head wrapped in a box insisting it was a gift to the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga.

Aged 22, Nuwashaba, who hails from Bushenyi District in Western Uganda said he got the head from Masaka and was supposed to deliver it to Kadaga. It was later established that he was a casual labourer at one of the homes in Kijjabwemi in Masaka District.

CID spokesperson, Charles Twine, said upon interrogation, Nuwashaba said he is a resident of Kizinda Bushenyi – Ishaka municipality in Bushenyi district.

“The suspect was arrested today at 1130hrs by the Police officers manning security at Parliament of the Republic of Uganda, and upon search the suspect was got with a head of a seaming young kid of about 5 to 8 years in a box that was wrapped like a gift” Twine said.

As police in Kampala were scratching heads and wondering where Nuwashaba could have picked the child’s head, a report was received that Police in Masaka had picked a headless body of a child dumped in a bush.

“We received a report of murder of unknown seaming kid that was headless (torso) in Kijabweni,” Twine added.

Police pathologists have since examined the two separate body parts and proved that they belong to one person. The body has since been given to parents for burial. So far police have preferred murder charges against the culprit.

Twine condemned Nuwashaba’s incomprehensible acts of crime, and we wish to assure the general public that the investigations are vigorously being undertaken.