IHK doctor killer further remanded

By Sania Babirye
A 24 year old private security guard Ronald Obangakene who confessed to murdering an IHK doctor Catherine Agaba has further been remanded to Luzira prison until the 30th of May this year.

He has further been remanded by Makindye court grade one magistrate Prosy Katushabe after state informed court that investigations into the matter are still ongoing.

On the 24th of April 2019, Obangakene was charged with murder and aggravated robbery by Grade two magistrate John Okipi who did not allow him to take plea to the offenses because they are grave and capital in nature and only tried and bailed by the high court.

The suspect was arrested by police on Easter Monday after he went into hiding for 12 days and after his arrest, he led police detectives to a septic tank in GPS apartments – Muyenga where he had dumped Dr. Agaba’s lifeless body.

He allegedly murdered the deceased by by strangulation on the 12th of April 2019 after he allegedly accused her of trying to get him fired by reporting him to his boss who owned the houses he was guarding as a security guard.

Dr.Agaba was a tenant on the said semi finished apartments.

Prosecution led by the Makindye court Resident State Attorney Batson Baguma states that On the 12th of April 2019 at GPS apartments in Bukasa Muyenga – Makindye division , Obangakene with malice a fore thought strangled Dr. Catherine Agaba and went further to rob her of a mobile phone, Gas -cooker , a Flat screen TV , home theater and other Utensils.

NIRA says Kaweesi murder suspects forged national Identity cards

By Sania Babirye
The National Identification Registration Authority (NIRA) has denied knowledge of the eight people who are on remand at Luzira maximum prison for allegedly murdering the former police spokes’ person AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his body guard Kenneth Erau and driver Godfrey Wambewa.

The eight had come once again before Kampala high court justice Lydia Mugambe with hopes of finally temporarily going home after the judge granted them bail in March this year.

However, NIRA revealed that the National identification cards they presented before court could be forged since they can not trace them anywhere in their data system .

Justice Mugambe has now ordered that the suspects produce letters from Local council Authorities in places where they shall be residing upon release on bail .

In a rejoinder, lawyers representing the accused led by Anthony Wameli and Ladislaus Rwakafuzi have however blamed NIRA of selective identification of persons.

These allege that NIRA acts differently by readily availing information if the police requires it but it becomes adamant when the courts of law require the same for purposes of justice.

The case has now further been adjourned to the 29th june to allow the state verify all identification reports that will be given to court.

On the 19th of March this year, Justice Lydia Mugambe finally granted bail to the eight jailed Kaweesi murder suspects .

She ordered them to sign a non cash bail of 150m and their three sureties ordered to also deposit a 250m shillings bond to ensure that they return to court for trial .

They were also restricted in traveling outside Uganda by court ordering that they deposit all their travel and identification documents to court.

While granting them bail, justice Mugambe ruled that the eight had presented substantial sureties.

She also ruled that its unlawful to continue detaining them without trial since they have been on remand in prison for now 2 years despite being committed for trial by Nakawa magistrates court .

And consequently Justice Mugambe ordered that unless the eight have any other pending case, they should be released immediately.

Three out of the eight suspects are also charged with the murder of Maj. Muhammad Kiggundu but were also granted bail.

On the 26th of February this year, the Eight Suspects in the murder of the former spokesperson of the Uganda Police AIG Andrew Felix Kaweesi and their relatives protested their continued detention without trial after one of them collapsed at the international crimes division of the High court in Kampala due to hunger.

Suspect Nyanzi Yusuf has collapsed in court after being kept in the court cells since morning without any food or water yet he suffers from severe stomach ulcers and cannot goo without food for a long time.

The aggrieved suspects claimed that they are illegally being detained in Luzira Government prison since May 2017 yet they have never been tried in court.

These had appeared before justice Mugambe for their bail application hearing, however the judge was forced to adjourn the matter after state led by Marion Ben Bella asked for more time to organize relative documents in her case.

Matters went out of hand when justice Mugambe asked for the case to be heard in her chambers instead of open court which did not go well with both the suspects and their relatives.

The suspects and relatives thought that the case was again going to be adjourned for the third time and as a result started speaking on top of their voices saying they want court to at least execute them because they were fed up of being humiliated and subjected to embarrassment ever since they were arrested, charged, and committed to the crimes court for trial by the Nakawa Chief Magistrate Court in May 2017.

Justice Mugambe later come back to court and inquired why the suspect fainted and discovered that it was due to severe ulcers.

Justice Mugambe then ordered Luzira Prisons Authorities never to bring hungry prisoners to her Court who are too weak to stand because being in prison does not mean deprivation of good.

The suspects claimed that their relatives keep on trekking to court wasting money and leaving their work yet court keeps on refusing to grant them bail or formally try them for the past six months.

Some of their relatives asked court to at least hand their relatives any sentence so that they can rest their worry over their pending trial.

The suspects are represented by Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi and Wameri Anthony.

Prosecution states that the suspects on the morning of 17th/March 2017 at Kulambiro within Kampala district shot dead AIGP Felix Kaweesi, his body guard Kenneth Erau and his driver Godfrey Wambewa as the trio drove in the official Uganda Police vehicle to work.

These have however not been released because state is still analyzing all the submitted documents up to date.

Accessors want Sebuufu acquitted of murder

By Sania Babirye
The three court accessors in a murder case of Kampala businesswoman Donah Betty Katushabe have asked court to dismiss all murder and kidnap charges against the accused persons led by pine car bond proprietor Muhammad Ssebuufu.

Rehema Babirye, Wasimila Joseph and Betty Bogere told court that prosecution failed to adduce evidence that warrants the suspect’s conviction.

The accessor have relied on one of the evidence of Ssebuufu’s lawyer Brian Tindyebwa in which he testified before court that his client spent that entire day at Mengo Magistrate court in a land case.

The accessors have also advised court to dismiss the kidnap charge on grounds that the deceased had herself requested to be taken to pine car bond instead of CPS when the accused persons together with police allegedly came to arrest her from her home.

Justice Ssenoga has now set the 30th of May 2019 to deliver her judgement.

On the 8th of January this year, in an effort to further prove his innocence, pine car bond proprietor Muhammad Ssebuufu produced his lawyer Tindyebwa as his witness to prove that he was not near his alleged murder victim on that fateful day.

Ssebuufu and seven others are charged with murdering Kampala businesswoman Donah Betty Katushabe; over a 9 million shillings car debt in 2015.

Brian Tindyebwa informed Kampala high court judge Anglin Flavia Ssenoga that on that fateful day, his client spent the whole day at Mengo magistrate court in land case.
He explained that although he had asked his colleague to sit in for him because he had another case, he later joined Ssebuufu and sat behind up to three pm when the case ended.
Ssebuufu had denied to have been near Donah Katushabe or his other co accused when the incident happened claiming that he left Mengo after the case and reached at his car bond around six and found the victim there and later called the former Police commander of CPS Aron Baguma to intervene in the matter.

Ssebuufu closed his defense and the judge ordered both parties to submit their final submissions basing on the evidence presented on why him and his co accused should be acquitted or convicted.

Prosecution closed its case with 26 witnesses and his co accused include a private guard Godfrey Kayiza,Steven Muwanga, a Congolese national Mirambe Phillip, a crime preventer attached to CPS Paul Tasingika among others.

On the 4th of December 2018, Ssebuufu began his defense and choose to give un sworn in defense in which prosecution did not have to cross examine him.

In October this year, justice Anglin Flavia Ssenoga ruled that Ssebuufu had a case to answer on grounds that prosecution had adduced sufficient evidence to prove that Ssebuufu and his co-accused tortured to death the victim on the 23rd of October 2015 after failing to pay a debt of 9 million shillings over a car.

Sebuufu had initially been charged with the former Kampala CPS DPC Aaron Baguma over Katusabe’s kidnap and murder but later the DPP without giving any reason to court dropped charges against Baguma and continued with the trial of Ssebuufu and the rest, at the beginning of the trial this year .

According to evidence presented by prosecution, the deceased purchased a car at pine car bond at 13 million but only managed to pay five million.

That after failed attempts by Ssebuufu to have Katushabe pay the remaining UGX 9millions, he instructed his security guards to pick up the victim from her home in Bwebajja along Entebbe road on that fateful day.
Prosecution states that after kidnapping Katushabe, she was taken directly to Ssebuufu’s office from where she was kicked and beaten with sticks there by causing grievous wounds to her body which led to her death.

However Ssebuufu denies the allegations and he is currently out on bail.

Security guard charged with murdering IHK doctor

By Sania Babirye
A 24 year old private security guard Ronald Obangakene who confessed to murdering an IHK doctor Catherine Agaba has been charged with murder and aggravated robbery.

Obongokene has been charged before Makindye chief magistrate court, however, Grade two magistrate John Okipi did not allow him to plead to the offenses because they are grave and capital in nature and only tried and bailed by the high court.

He has been remanded to Luzira prison until the 13th of May 2019 as investigations into the case continues.

The suspect was arrested by police on Easter Monday after he went into hiding for 12 days and after his arrest, he led police detectives to a septic tank in GPS apartments – Muyenga where he had dumped Dr. Agaba’s lifeless body.

He allegedly murdered the deceased by by strangulation on the 12th of April 2019 after he allegedly accused her of trying to get him fired by reporting him to his boss who owned the houses he was guarding as a security guard.

Dr.Agaba was a tenant on the said semi finished apartments.

Prosecution led by the Makindye court Resident State Attorney Batson Baguma states that On the 12th of April 2019 at GPS apartments in Bukasa Muyenga – Makindye division , Obangakene with malice a fore thought strangled Dr. Catherine Agaba and went further to rob her of a mobile phone, Gas -cooker , a Flat screen TV , home theater and other Utensils.

The suspect was apparently tracked by CMI officials in Loro trading center in Apac.

Police had initially arrested many suspects in her death including a Ugandan doctor based in the united states Ntambi Andrew and security operatives found him with the deceased’s property while in hiding.

He was tracked after CMI officials tracked the the deceased’s phone which the suspect was using after he removed her simcard.

The deceased was born in Mbarara district in 1991 and had graduated from the Mbarara university of science and technology with a bachelors degree in medicine and surgery before joining IHK two years ago.

Her body was identified by her siblings and it was covered in human wastes.

The suspect is said to have gone into hiding apparently immediately after the young doctor had disappeared.

Police said that they got interested in him because he went missing after the incident.

The 27 year old will be buried this week at Kagonji village in Kashari, Mbarara district in Western Uganda.

Police still waiting for Nantaba to record a statement

By Robert Segawa
The Uganda police force is waiting for advice from ministry of internal affairs on the issue of Hon Aidah Nantaba recording a statement at the police facility.

The police spokesperson Fred Enanga has insisted that they will not record any statement for ICT minister Aidah Nantaba at her premises.

This is a reaction to the letter written by Hon Aidah Nantaba to the Uganda police force informing them that she is unable to move from her home on advise of the President of Ugandan.

This follows an investigation after the cold murder of Ronald Ssebulime in an alleged assassination scare on Hon Nantaba on her way from Kayunga.

Police says that although Hon Nantaba on Friday acknowledged the receipt of summons to record statement they are still waiting for her to show up.

However police reports that Hon Nantaba is willing to record the statement on what transpired that day when Ssebulime was shot and killed by heartless police officers.

Addressing the press today at police headquarters Naguru, the police spokesperson Fred Enanga said they have put investigations on hold until she records statement and investigation continue.

He adds that the police is still waiting for communication from the state minister for internal affairs Hon Kania Obiga.

On Sunday 24th March 2019 police officer from Nagalama police station Shot dead Ronald Ssebulime after State Minister for information, communication and Technology also Kayunga woman Member of Parliament Aidah Nantaba report a case at police that the deceased has been following her from Kayunga with intention to assassinate the minister.

Police persued Ssebulime who was on motorcycle shot and killed him at Nagojje in Mukono district.

During the same press conference Enanga said that investigations are going on the part of Killing Ssebulime Ronald and they have already reconstructed the scene of crime and the three officers have gone through a medical examination and have no problem on their understanding.

The three suspects arrested by police over shooting and killing Ronald Ssebulime are Corporal Bagonza Geoffrey, Corporal Ssali Oscar the suspected shooter and Opira Ronald while one officer is still on the run.

He adds that the three Guns of the police officers now under detention at Railways police are being taken to the experts to find out which gun was used to shoot Ssebulime.

He further says that the Uganda police team led by Chief political commissar has taken effort to reach the family of the late Ronald Ssebulime with the area LC I chairperson to meet at Nakabugo police post but were made to wait for the whole day without any communication from the family members.

He adds that police has sent the papers to legal department of police to so that they can be advised on the next step.

Enanga says that by tomorrow or Wednesday police will send the file to the director of public Prosecution for advise before charging the three suspects in courts of law over murder.

Kitata’s lawyer demands that court acquits his client

By Sania Babirye

Lawyers representing jailed Boda -boda 2010 chairman Hajji Abdullah Kitatta have asked the General court martial sitting in Makindye to acquit kitata of charges of unlawful possession of firearms , ammunition and Military gear.

While concluding their submissions today, the lawyers led by Shaban sanya have told the army court chaired by Lt.Gen.Andrew Gutti that their client is innocent and should be freed on all charges on grounds that prosecution has failed to adduce sufficient evidence to prove the alleged charges including the required ingredients in the said charges.

According to Kitata’s defense team, the state did not produce any concrete evidence to link Kitata to the recovered golden pistol and an SMG riffle which were allegedly found on him at the time of his arrest in a Hotel room at Vine Tea hotel in Wakaliga a Kampala suburb.

The lawyers stated that prosecution through out the trial, did not provide any evidence from an independent witness out of the four witnesses including any staff of Vine Tea Hotel , footage from a surveillance camera, a ballistic report or an Investigating officer who would have proved beyond reasonable doubt that Kitata was indeed in possession of the guns in the said hotel.

During the trial two out of the four state witnesses including the arresting officer claimed that they had arrested Kitata and also recovered the said items on Kitata from his hotel room.

According to Sanywa, his client’s prosecution is cosmetic and one intended at pleasing the public since parliament had already singled out Kitata as one of the alleged untouchable because he was close to now former Inspector General of police General Kale Kayihura.

Sanywa says his client should be set free since the stated two guns were given to him by police as it was stated by the jailed SIU commandant Nixon Agasirwe .

Sanya also claims that his client Can not be the owner of the alleged guns and army uniforms as stated by the state since by the time of their arrests neither him or his nine co accused were present in the said hotel room and the security agency did not have a search certificate
as they carried out a search at their offices in Lubaga.

Meanwhile the state did not file their response after prosecution’s lead counsel Maj. Rapheal Mugisha asked court for more time to enable him organise his response forcing the court to adjourn the case to the 23rd of April.

Kitata and his co accused have also been further remanded to Luzira prison.

On the 25th of March, the former patron of the defunct bodaboda 2010 group was forced to prematurely ended his defense witnesses failed to turn up in court t to testify in his favor

The summoned witnesses who were meant to appear before the army court were Private Kenneth Okello in charge of Old Kampala police Armory , Sgt. Allan Matsiko who was Kitata’s second body guard and the owner of Vine Tea Hotel where Kitata was arrested on the 22nd of February 2018.

His lawyer had told court that they had issued summons requiring the three to appear in court to testify and convince court that Kitata is innocent and were dully served and received by the police Headquarters at Naguru and Vine Tea Hotel but the alleged witnesses refused to show up.

prosecution also asked the General court martial to remand Kitata back to a civilian prison at Kigo from Makindye Military police barracks where he was transferred due to security reasons and albeit that had been taken on his life while at Luzira prison.

Kitata was then remanded to Luzira prison after the court chair ruled that it’s nearer than Kigo prison and that Kitata will be more safer there since his case is almost coming to an end.

On the 18th of this month, the former commander of the special Police Investigations Unit (SIU) SSP Nixon Agasirwe failed to show any evidence to prove that former IGP Gen. Kale Kaihura ordered that Kitata be given guns for security reasons.

Kitata is on charges of unlawful possession of firearms and army Uniforms. Agasirwe who is also on remand at Makindye military barracks over kidnapping Rwandans and illegally taking them back home appeared before the General court Martial as Kitata’s witness.

This is after, Kitata listed Agasirwe as one of his witnesses to prove his innocence.

He informed the court that it was his former boss, also former Inspector General of police General Kale Kaihura who instructed him to give Kitata three guns and a body guard a one Sowali Ngobi.

He further explained that this was because Kitata had become an informant of police after the 2010 Buganda Riots .

However, when Agasirwe was asked for any proof to show that Gen.Kaihura issued to him instructions or order to issue Kitata with guns, Agasirwe could not show any evidence.

He instead told court that the IGP did not issue any written order but it was verbally issued.

Agasirwe’s testimony follows after Kitata, while defending himself in January this year informed court that he requested security from Gen.Kaihura in exchange for information that would lead to the arrest of criminals and rioters in Kampala .

And as a result, Gen.Kaihura who is also a suspect together with Agasirwe on also charges of failing to protect war materials but out on bail then ordered that a police body guard and guns be given to Kitata to keep him safe as an informant.

However, prosecution is accusing Kitata of illegally and unlawfully being in possession of the said guns for the past eight years since the said guns are only a monopoly of the Army .

On the 7th of January this year, the former leader of the defunct Boda -Boda 2010 began his defense and wore through the Quran to give his sworn in evidence which will give the state a chance to cross examine him on his defense.

He revealed before the seven member team chaired by Lt.Gen.Andrew that he will be producing three witnesses including his driver Ibrahim Sekajja and bodyguard Sowali Ngobi to prove his innocence .

However , these are all charged with Kitata.

Kitata and nine others are charged with unlawful possession of firearms, ammunition and Military attires that state says are a monopoly of the army.

Prosecution led by Maj. Rapheal Mugisha led 4 evidence from 4 witnesses stating that a golden pistol loaded with live bullets was recovered on Kitata during his arrest at Vine Tea Hotel in Wakaliga.

However Kitata through his lawyer Shaban Sanywa, K told court that for the 40 years he has lived on earth, he has never held a gun , live bullets or possessed any military uniforms.

Kitata told court that he came to know about the alleged golden pistol while it was being displayed in court by the state.

He however confessed before court that the pistol and an SMG riffle belonged to his body guard and co accused Sowali Ngobi whom he has listed as one of his witness to prove his innocence

Kitata who has made one year on remand at Makindye military barracks after having his bail application declined then advised the army court to instead ask Ngobi on how the alleged items reached in his car.

He further revealed to court when asked on how he inquired the bodyguard, that that during the 2010 Buganda Kingdom riots , he reached out to his party’s national chairman President M7 for his security concerns who in turn also delegated former police chief Gen Kale Kayihura to assign him (Kitata) a plain clothed police bodyguard .

Kitata denied being a leader or member of Boda -boda 2010 group clarifying that he is only in –charge of 2 offices; one being that of the NRM chairman of Lubaga division and another is that of National Union of Drivers and cyclists and Allied workers Association (NUDICAWA).

And as a result he denied having any connection and knowledge of the Military uniforms and caps that the army says were recovered from the offices of Boda- boda 2010 at Nateete.

While beginning his defense, Kitata narrated to court how he was arrested from a Hotel rest room at Vine Tea Hotel in Wakaliga by CMI operatives .

He told court that on the 20th of January 2018 , he left his home in Najjanankumbi at about 10am and headed for Vine Tea Hotel to meet some people being an NRM leader .

That after the said meeting , he booked into one of the Hotel rooms from where he saw Army officers surrounding the entire Hotel and some knocking on his Hotel room door.

He then urged Lt Gen Andrew Gutti to look at the footage caught on a CCTV camera at Vine Hotel before making his decision.

Another person suspect on Kirumira’s murder sent to jail

By Sania Babirye
The Wakiso court grade one Magistrate Noah Sajjabi has charged a second person with the murder of Former Buyende DPC ASP Muhammad Kirumira and Stellah Nalinya Mbabazi.

Hamza Mwebe a self -employed resident of Kigobe Zone in Namugoona – a Kampala suburb has been charged with two counts of murder.

This has brought the number of suspects in case to two with Abubakar Kalungi who was charged in October 2018.

And just like Kalungi, Mwebe has also been barred from pleading to the charges because they are capital im nature and can only be tried by the Highcourt .

He has also been remanded to Kigo prison until the 13th of March 2019 as police inquiries continue.

The two suspects who were chained however made some drama outside court as they screamed at the top of their voices denying the alleged charges as they were being escorted by security to the prison buses.

Prosecution’s Amelia Kamusha also presented an amended charge-sheet including Mwebe as accused number two before court.

According to the statement of offense, on the 8th of September 2018 at Bulega ; Kalungi , Mwebe and others still at large shot at a saloon car in which the late Kirumira and Nalinya who were traveling.

The 2 deceased were pronounced dead upon arrival at Lubaga and Mulago hospitals respectively.

Suspect faints in court during flopped Kaweesi murder hearing

By Sania Babirye
Eight Suspects in the murder of the former spokesperson of the Uganda Police AIG Andrew Felix Kaweesi and their relatives have today protested their continued detention without trial after one of them collapsed at the international crimes division of the High court in Kampala due to hunger.

Suspect Nyanzi Yusuf has collapsed in court after being kept in the court cells since morning without any food or water yet he suffers from severe stomach ulcers and cannot goo without food for a long time.

The aggrieved suspects claim that they are illegally being detained in Luzira Government prison since May 2017 yet they have never been tried in court.

These had appeared before High court judge Lydia Mugambe for their bail application hearing, however the judge was forced to adjourn the matter to this Friday the 1st of March after state led by Marion Ben Bella asked for more time to organize relative documents in her case.

Matters went out of hand when justice Mugambe asked for the case to be heard in her chambers instead of open court which did not go well with both the suspects and their relatives.

The suspects and relatives thought that the case was again going to be adjourned for the third time and as a result started speaking on top of their voices saying they want court to at least execute them because they were fed up of being humiliated and subjected to embarrassment ever since they were arrested, charged, and committed to the crimes court for trial by the Nakawa Chief Magistrate Court in May 2017.

Justice Mugambe later come back to court and inquired why the suspect fainted and discovered that it was due to severe ulcers.

Justice Mugambe has now ordered Luzira Prisons Authorities never to bring hungry prisoners to her Court who are too weak to stand because beinh in prison does not mean deprivation of good.

The suspects claim that their relatives keep on trekking to court wasting money and leaving their work yet court keeps on refusing to grant them bail or formally try them for the past six months.

Some of their relatives have asked court to at least hand their relatives any sentence so that they can rest their worry over their pending trial.

The suspects are represented by Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi and Wameri Anthony.

Prosecution states that the susepcts on the morning of 17th/March 2017 at Kulambiro within Kampala district shot dead AIGP Felix Kaweesi, his body guard Kenneth Erau and his driver Godfrey Wambewa as the trio drove in the official Uganda Police vehicle to work.

Falitha Night and Day Care proprietor charged with Murder.

By Sania Babirye

The proprietor of Falitha Night and Day Care has been charged with accidentally causing the death of a four-year-old who was in her care and custody.

Carol Mirembe appeared on Monday before Makindye Magistrate court where she was formally charged.

According to the prosecution, on February 5th, 2019 Mirembe caused the death of Natasha Tendo whose mother left the country to look for greener Pastures thereby entrusting the child with the accused since 2017.

It is alleged that Mirembe hit Tendo on the wall and later put her to sleep in her bed where her body was found lying with blood which had leaked from her injured head to other children she slept with.

But Mirembe who appeared in Court carrying her own baby denied Manslaughter charges and asked court Presided over by chief magistrate Prossy Katushabe to release her on bail.

The magistrate has then set Mirembe’s bail at 1.5 million shillings after finding the two sureties she has presented to be substantial enough to compel her to attend the trial

Magistrate Katushabe has further set Mirembe’s case for hearing on March 7th, 2019 after state prosecutor Jackie Okao informed the court that inquiries are complete.

However, Police says Tendo’s body is still stuck at the KCCA Mortuary almost three weeks after her death with nobody claiming it

Man to face court for murdering two people including own girlfriend

By Robert Segawa
Police together with internal security organization (ISO) have this morning recovered a body of 24 year old girl who was murdered by her boyfriend, Who later drove the body from Kampala and dumped it in Jongoza village in Kalisizo town council.

Security agencies stormed Jongoza village amid tight security with the killer Deo Mukisa Magombe who took them to the swamp where he dumped the body of Zuhurah Namusoke whom he killed by poisoning . Mukisa accuses the deceased of stealing his money amounting to 250,000 shillings.

The arrest comes shortly after security agencies on 30th January 2019 arrested him for allegedly kidnapping and murdering Elvis Kibule a 4 year old boy.

According to Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala metropolitan the deputy police spokesperson, police investigation led them to arrest Deo Mukisa Magombe who later confessed to have Kidnapped Kibule a son of Kironde Ronald resident of Nakabugo village and asked ransom of 500,000|= shillings.

Magombe told the police that, he tied the toddler in a swamp and started demanding for money from the parents who later mobilized 250,000 shillings but again he went on and killed the boy later, his body was recovered from Lubijji swamp.

Owoyesigire also adds that he also confessed to the murder by poisoning of his girlfriend Zuhurah Namusoke and led them to Lubijji where he dumped the body. A search by police, ISO in Lubijji did not materialize until he remembered that he transported the body to Kalisizo where it was recovered.

According to officer in charge of Kalisizo police station Innocent Tusiime, the body was seen by area residents of Jongoza who informed the police which picked the body and was taken to Kalisizo health center for postmortem and was buried at Kalisizo town council cemetery after no one claimed it.

This morning OC Tumusiime said police was waiting for a court order from Masaka magistrate court to exhume the body from cemetery and hand it over to the family members for burial.
The suspect Deo Mukisa Magombe will appear in courts of law on murder charges after the investigation.