Drama ensued in Kawumu village in Makulubita Sub-County in Luwero District when an angry mob assaulted a suspected cannibal to near death.
The unidentified man was allegedly seen by a pupil, running naked at the burial grounds of late Esther Nakibirango who was buried last Friday.
The child ran back home and informed her mother that a night dancer was preparing to feast on the body of their late relative. The mother allegedly moved out of the house and confirmed the development, prompting her to raise an alarm that attracted residents who gathered at the scene and tasked the unidentified man to explain what he was doing in the grave.
He reportedly told them he was baying for the deceased’s liver because it’s sweet.
His response enraged residents who picked up sticks and stones and pounced on him. According to Josephine Nantume, the Kawumu village LC 1 chairperson, she rushed with her defense secretary Christopher Ssemafumu to save the suspected cannibal from the mob action but unfortunately, Ssemafumu almost lost his hand, which was hit by the furious mob.
Nantume then called officers from Makulubita Police Station to come in and they battled the enraged mob and managed to save the suspected cannibal from being killed and took him to Semuto Health Center where he is fighting for his life.
Living Twazagye, the Luwero District Police Commander (DPC) asked for time to first consult on the matter.