Woman arrested over Exhuming Dead Body in Lira

According to reports, it’s alleged that Arach who is alleged to be a witch reportedly arrived at redressing concerns from Mary Tom Henry who claimed that she is being possessed by evil spirits of her late sister who was murdered by a mob on suspicion of being a witch.

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Lira, Uganda – Local leaders in Ayami sub-county in Lira district have arrested a woman from Tenam sub-county in Pader district at around 11pm 18th October 2023 on allegations of practicing witchcraft in the area after exhuming the body of a woman murdered by mob about seven months ago over witchcraft claims.

The woman has been identified as Nighty Arach, late 30s, a resident of Ludel parish in Tenam sub-county.

According to reports, it’s alleged that Arach who is alleged to be a witch reportedly arrived at redressing concerns from Mary Tom Henry who claimed that she is being possessed by evil spirits of her late sister who was murdered by a mob on suspicion of being a witch.



The suspect later reported and exhumed the body of the deceased, identified as Alioli to be reburied in a cultural way.

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However, this angered locals around that place who organized and arrested them.

Obur Thomas, the Ayami sub-county LC 3 says he was notified by the LC 1 of Awinya village, Apuce parish after which they responded swiftly by reporting to Ayami police who later arrested Arach Sarah, who is currently under detention at Ayami police post.

By press time, the Ayami police were yet to record statements from the suspect and identify the charges following the tragedy.



 

 



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