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Beheaded girl: Alleged killer records confession

By Simon Masaba and Dismus Buregyeya

Added 20th September 2020 04:13 PM

Kyamagero, of Masaka city, was beheaded early this week and her torso dumped at the fence of the National Water and Sewerage Corporation's office in Masaka.

Beheaded girl: Alleged killer records confession

Nuwashaba being escorted by Police at the CID headquarters in Kibuli, moments after he was intercepted. Photo by Alfred Ochwo

Kyamagero, of Masaka city, was beheaded early this week and her torso dumped at the fence of the National Water and Sewerage Corporation's office in Masaka.

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KAMPALA - Joseph Nuwashaba, the prime suspect arrested over the beheading of five-year-old Faith Kyamagero, has recorded a confession statement at Buganda Road Chief Magistrate's Court in Kampala, New Vision has learnt.

The Criminal Investigations Directorate boss, Grace Akullo, confirmed that Nuwashaba had recorded an ‘extra-judicial statement.'

An extra-judicial statement is recorded when a suspect confesses to have committed the crime during Police interrogations and is taken before a magistrate to record an additional statement.

Kyamagero, of Masaka city, was beheaded early this week and her torso dumped at the fence of the National Water and Sewerage Corporation's office in Masaka. Police say the girl was first defiled.

Nuwashaba was later arrested at the gate of Parliament in Kampala, with Kyamagero's head wrapped as a gift.

According to sources, while at Buganda Road Court, Nuwashaba allegedly revealed that he was telephoned and hired by a woman to execute the mission.

Police have remained tightlipped on the identity of the woman.

Faith Kyamagero, who was beheaded.


Both the Police and the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) operatives have been tasked with identifying and arresting the woman behind the alleged voice call. Operatives claim to have good clues that could lead to the arrest of the woman.

Sources said Nawshaba Allegedly confessed to having gruesomely slaughtered Kyamagero at the national water fence in Masaka, where the body was dumped.

Police said Nuwashaba, together with others, allegedly first drained blood from the girl's body, before they moved to Kampala in a vehicle. It had earlier been suspected he travelled on a bodaboda.

Earlier, residents told the Police that they had sighted a black vehicle in the neighbourhood before Kyamagero went missing.

According to sources, Nuwashaba was dropped off in Nateete, a city suburb and was allegedly instructed to deliver Kyamagero's head to a building in Ndeeba, a city suburb commonly known for timber and motor spare parts.

He, however, told officers that he developed cold feet and opted to spend a night in a ‘lodge', without delivering the head as instructed.

Nuwashaba told Police he opted to take the head to Parliament knowing that he would be arrested and that he wanted to expose those that had hired him, fearing they would kill him if they found him.

Before he was intercepted, Nuwashaba said he was carrying a gift to the Speaker of Parliament.

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