Convicted Cannibal to Serve 6 months in Jail

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Presiding Magistrate Darlington Luwaga said the accused contravened section 342 of the penal code act which makes it illegal for one to eat human flesh.

Court in Kakumiro, Kibaale district has sentenced a 27-year-old man to 6 months in jail for eating human flesh.

Prosecution alleged that the accused, Emmanuel Balitebya, a resident of Kamwenge district  on October 27, 2014 bit Florence Asiimwe, a bar maid and ate off part of her mouth during a fight.

Balitebya had gone to the undisclosed bar in Kakumiro town to pick some beers at around mid-night.

The accused was subsequently arrested and detained at Kakumiro police station pending court prosecution. He pleaded guilty to the offense and asked for lenience saying he committed the crime under the influence of alcohol.

Presiding Magistrate Darlington Luwaga  said the accused contravened section 342 of the penal code act which makes it illegal for one to eat human flesh.

He handed him a six months jail term in addition to paying a fine of UGX 370,000.

Balitebya will serve the sentence at Kyabisenge government prison in Bwanswa Sub County