Burundian police arrest DR Congo national over witchcraft accusations
A citizen from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) was arrested Thursday in Burundi's Bubanza province over alleged witchcraft activities, local authorities told Xinhua in a telephone interview.
The man was arrested at Muzinda in Rugazi district with a bag containing powder drugs made from forest leaves and a horn of a goat, said Rugazi's Administrator Sylvie Nizigama.
She said the arrest was made after local residents reported a suspicious person hiding during daytime in a house, but seen out in the night.
Nizigama indicated that the Congolese suspect admitted that he had come to protect a plantation of palm trees, belonging to the family hosting him, from thieves.
"The suspect explained that he had been able to return two stolen objects at Muzinda, including a car and a motorcycle thanks to his techniques," said Nizigama.
The local authority said sorcerers are often at the origin of insecurity at Muzinda particularly and in the Rugazi district.