There was drama in Masindi town, Uganda on Monday when a swarm of bees attacked a man suspected to have stolen household items from a resident of Kijura north cell in Masindi District.
The yet to be identified man was bare footed and half naked as he walked through the town carrying a black woofer and a DVD which he had reportedly stolen.
Fred Musiime, a resident of Masindi town who witnessed the incident, told the Daily Monitor that the bees had covered the man’s head, neck, part of the back and others were in his pockets.
He reportedly walked from Kirasa cell in Masindi Municipality and moved along the main street and made a stop-over at Masindi police station.
However, police did not come to his rescue forcing him to proceed to Kijura North cell in Masindi town where he is suspected to have stolen the items.
Video footage shared by eyewitnesses on social media showed the man wailing as he held the woofer in his right hand while covering his head with the left.
The man eventually went to the residence of a female witchdoctor in Kijura ward who poured a liquid on him and the bees vanished.
The Midwestern regional Police spokesperson Mr Julius Hakiza said the incident was not reported to Police but detectives have picked interest in the matter.
“He is suspected to have been bewitched after allegedly stealing some household items,” Mr Hakiza said.