By Sandra Birungi
Whereas people look out for opportunities to help them raise money, 20 year old Polycarp Tajan from Maikatako Village in Bokkos, like many Africans, went to the witchdoctor to get himself the help he needs to get rich.
Tajan confessed to suffocating his three-month old son to enable him to cut out his tongue which the witchdoctor had asked him to take as a necessity to be used in a ritual to make him rich.
Although he needed the money, Tajan blamed his action on the devil, influence of alcohol and greed. “I was really in need of money and someone told me about money ritual. I went to meet a native doctor, who demanded the tongue of my first-born child. When I came home that day, the baby was on the bed and my wife was cooking in the kitchen. I used the pillow to suffocate the baby,” he confessed.
Police sources said Tajan’s wife raised the alarm that led to the suspect’s arrest. The native doctor was still at large.