By Florence Nakaayi
A MAN accused of strangling his daughter and burying her in an anthill was recently charged and remanded to Luzira Prison for murder.
Lawrence Maseruka, 23, a peasant of Nakatovu village in Kayunga district, allegedly killed his two-and-a-half-year-old child, Rachael Namulindwa, alleging to have been attacked by evil spirits.
He appeared before Mukono Court Grade Two Magistrate Najjuuko Mutebi. Mutebi did not allow him to answer to the charge due to lack of jurisdiction.
He was advised to apply for bail in the High Court.
The State Prosecutor, Billy Ojok, told court that the accused committed the offence on May 1 at Nakatovu village, Nakatundu parish.
It is alleged that the deceased left home with her father (accused) at around 4:00pm but did not return.
She was discovered dead five days later. The suspect allegedly killed the girl as a sacrifice to get wealth.
The offence surfaced after the deceasedâ€™s mother, Eva Nagawa (separated with the accused), came to pick her two daughters from their father but on arrival, the accused and his wife (co-wife) disappeared.
Later, the deceasedâ€™s four-year-old sister reportedly told her mother that their father had killed Namulindwa and later slaughtered a chicken, which they ate. Ends