Kirumira murder suspects committed

By Sania Babirye

The two suspects charged with the murder of the Former Buyende District Police Commander (DPC) Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Muhammad Kirumira and a female companion Stellah Nalinya Mbabazi have been committed to the High court for trial.

Abubakar Kalungi and Hamza Mwebe have been committed by Wakiso chief Magistrate court after the Director of Public Prosecutions(DPP) ordered that the two be sent to court to be tried over the gruesome murder that shocked the nation.

The suspects appeared this morning before grade one magistrate Noah Sajjabi and state prosecutor Kamusha Amelia informed court that she had instructions from the DPP Mike Chibita to have the suspects committed to a court with jurisdiction to try the accused.

According to committal papers presented in court today, the two suspects were found to be linked and in constant communication with ADF operatives who are believed to have orchestrated the killing of Kirumira on the 8th of September 2018.

Further evidence contained in the committal papers also shows that

Abubakar Kalungi did confess to murdering Kirumira and Nalinya a mobile money agent operating and staying in Bulenga in Wakiso district.

The DPP also says he will rely on the said confession evidence to prove the charges against Kalungi a resident of Mirimu Zone in Ndejje Sabagabo -Makindye .

Kalungi is also said to have led the investigators at the crime scene in Bulega and rebraled to police that he had visited the crime scene before and during the shooting .

Further evidence also shows that Kalungi led the investigators to the home of one of the ADF suspects ; Abdul Kateregga at Namugoona- Luyinja whom he implicated as being the person who masterminded the killings.

However according to the evidence, Kateregga was shot at by investigators as he tried to escape arrest in October 2018 .

DPP further says that he will be tendering before the high court the confession statement of Kalungi, telephone and Data print -outs , medical examinations of the two accused that confirm that they are in a sane state to stand trial and the postmortem reports showing that the 2 deceased died of gun shot wounds.

The DPP says investigators managed to arrest the 2 suspects were arrested after the investigators trialed their movements and communication between Mpigi , Gulu and Namugoona through Mobile phone data.

These have now been remanded back to Kigo government prison until when High court will set a date to hear their case .