By Mildred Nambi
Police in Masaka are hunting for unidentified people accused of exhuming the remains of 14 foreign nationals buried at Masaka public cemetery.
The suspects raided the cemetery, which is located at Bwala hill between Masaka Social Center and Hill Road Public school which is a gazetted cemetery for foreign nationals.
It is alleged that unidentified people, about 8 in number, armed with hoes and shovels raided the cemetery and started exhuming graves.
Eye witnesses claim that the suspects were backed up by two armed men, who watched the exhumation from a distance.
The area councilor Sadam Tamale, whose house is located opposite the cemetery says that he was informed by his neighbors that some people were exhuming bodies in the cemetery.
Tamale says that he immediately notified police, but by the time they arrived, the suspect had sped off towards Masaka-Buwunga road with remains from 14 graves.
Tamale suspects that, the masterminds of this plot want to grab the cemetery land.
Greater Masaka Police Spokesperson Noah Sserunjogi, says they are hunting for the people behind the raid on the cemetery.
He appeals for any information from members of the public that will lead to the arrest of the suspects.
Sserunjogi says once arrested, the suspects face charges of disturbing the peace of the dead and criminal trespass.