Man arrested while digging late mother's grave
30 September 2015, 21:38
Kampala - Police in Uganda are holding a man who reportedly dug up his late mother's body from the grave.
Mayiri Muga was arrested from Mbweme village in the eastern Ugandan district of Mayuge.
According to the village chief Steven Mbalulu, Muga was found early Wednesday morning while digging the grave.
" He was found by children going to school at around 6.00 am while digging his late mother's grave.The children made an alarm and many villagers ran to the scene," he stated.
The villagers started beating him up saying he was a witchdoctor.
In his defence he said that he was responding to his late mothers request to rebury her. She died one year ago and was buried in a banana plantation where he claimed she was not comfortable.
" My mother's ghost has been visiting me every night in my sleep demanding that I remove her body where it was buried and re-bury it near my house," Muga said.
He has been handed to over to police.
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