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IGP Ochola Gives Full Account On Over 20 High Profile Murders From Kayihura Tenure, 9 Arrested For Killing Kirumira, No Arrests Made In Abiriga, Kagezi Killing

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Ladies and Gentlemen, I warmly welcome you to this Press Conference whose purpose is to update the country on the general crime situation with emphasis on some murder cases under investigation.

Generally, the security in the country is calm and as a result there is remarkable political, social and economic stability. However, in spite of the general stability, the Uganda Police Force (UPF)continues to register pockets of criminality especially in Kampala Metropolitan Policing Area and isolated incidents in other parts of the country.

Specifically, I would like to highlight on the progress of Police investigations pertaining to the following cases that were reported between 2012 to date:

  1. MURDER OF ASP KIRUMIRA MUHAMMAD AND RESTY MBABAZI ALIAS NALINYA that occurred on 08thSeptember, 2018 at around 2105hrs at Bulenga A Zone Wakiso sub County in Wakiso District.

Investigations are ongoing and so far 9(Nine) suspects have been arrested. One of them will appear in court today on charges of murder.

  1. MURDER OF HON ABIRIGA IBRAHIM AND PTE. KONGO SAIDI. It occurred on 08/06/2018 at around 1850hrs at Kawanda Kaayi Zone, Nabweru Sub County in Wakiso District.
  • A Forensic audit is ongoing with a view of identifying the suspects.
  1. MURDER OF JOAN NAMAZI KAGEZI that occurredon the night of 30th March 2015 at about 2030hrs.
  • There are specific leads being followed regarding the main suspect.
  1. MURDER OF MAJOR MOHAMMED KIGGUNDU AND SGT MUKASA STEVEN.

It occurred on the 26th day of November 2016 in Masanafu trading center in Rubaga division Kampala district.

  • -Seven (7) suspects were arrested and have been committed to High Court for trial.
  1. MURDER OF AIGP ANDREW FELIX KAWEESI, NO. 47113 CPL ERAU KENNETH AND NO. 60687 C/DRV WAMBEWA GODFREY.

It occurredon the 17thday of March 2017 at around 0940hrs, in Kulambiro, Kampala district.

  • Eight (8) suspects were committed to High Court for trial.
  1. KIDNAP AND MURDER OF SUSAN MAGARA that occurred onthe 7th and 27thFebruary2018 at Kitiko Birongo village, Kajjansi Urban Division Wakiso district.
  • Nine (9) suspects have been remanded to Prison and 3(three) suspects are still on the run.
  1. MURDER OF WAMALA WILBERFORCE AND SADIQ MUGERWA-THE SHAMBA BOYthat occurredon 3rd February 2012 at Mutungo in Nakawa Division.
  • The suspect was identified and is on the run.
  1. DEATH OF TERASVOURI THOMAS JUHA PETERRI A FINISH NATIONALthatoccurredon 06/02/2018 at Pearl of Africa Hotel.
  • Five (5) suspects were charged to Court and the case is on mention.
  1. DEATH OF SEBASTIANO AXEL A SWEDISH NATIONAL that was registered on 05/02/2018 and occurred in Sheraton Hotel.
  • No suspect has been arrested and investigations are ongoing.
  1. MURDER OF WOMEN IN NANSANA AND KATABI TOWN COUNCIL that occurred between the months of May and September 2017, in Nansana Municipality Wakiso district and Katabi in Entebbe.
  • 17(Seventeen) suspects have been committed to High Court for trial.
  1. MURDER OF SHEIKH ABDUL KARIM SSENTAMU. It occurredon 20/04/2012 at about 2200hrs at William Street in Kampala District.
  • 01(One) suspect was arrested and the case is still under investigations.
  1. MURDER OF SHEIKH ABUBAKAR MUHAMMAD KIWEWA that occurred on 26/06/2012 in Kyanja, Nakawa Division.
  • 01(One) suspect was arrested and charged to court.
  1. MURDER OF SHEIKH IBRAHIM KIRYA AND SHEIKH MUSTAFA BAHIGA occurred on 28/12/2014 in Bwebajja
  • 11(Eleven) suspects were charged with Terrorism and Murder in the War Crimes Division of the High Court. Six of the eleven accused persons were convicted of Terrorism but acquitted of murder. They are currently serving their sentence in Luzira Prison.
  1. MURDERS AND AGGRAVATED ROBBERIES IN GREATER MASAKA

These occurred between January 2017 and January 2018 in the diverse places of Masaka, Bukomansimbi, Kalungu, Lwengo and Ssembabule Districts.

  • A total of 13 Murder cases were registered and 24 Aggravated Robberies in the same period across the region.
  • Investigations led to the arrest of Galiwango Musa alias Bilibonwa Moses and five others suspects.
  • The suspects were charged with several counts of Murder and Aggravated Robbery and are currently on remand.
  1. MURDER OF SHAFIQ KIGUNDU  AND MUSINGUZI MOSES AND AGGRAVATED ROBBERY OF GUN & 450M/= IN MASAKA

It occurred on 01/07/2018 at Muto Hardware shop in Masaka District.

  • A total of 07 suspects were arrested and charged in General Court Martial and 03 killer guns recovered. The case is for mention.
  1. MURDER OF SHEIKHS AND OTHER PROMINENT PERSONS IN BUSOGA AND EASTERN REGION

Occurred between 2012 and 2015.

  • -38(Thirty Eight) suspects were arrested and charged to court on charges of murder, terrorism, aggravated robbery, attempted murder and belonging to ADF terrorist group.

Among the suspects is Jamil Mukulu the leader of ADF and Mohammed Matovu alias Mark Ssebaduka and Umar Mutuka.

The accused persons are on remand and the cases are at pretrial stage in the High court.

The UPF re -assures the general public that it will continue to coordinate with other sister agencies, Directorate of Public Prosecutions and  Judiciary to fast track all the  criminal cases and ensure that the suspects are apprehended and produced in courts of law.

The UPF appeals to the media and the general public to continue cooperating with its officers in providing timely information on any criminal related.

As a reminder, these are the toll free lines that the general public can use to reach us in case of any information;

  1. 0800199990,
  2. 0800199991,
  3. 0800199699,
  4. 0800300119,
  5. 0800199188

Finally, I thank you for listening to me.

FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY

J.M OKOTH- OCHOLA (ESQ)

INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE

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Govt Spent Over 100 Million To Bring Suzan Magara Killer Home, Pato’s Lawyers Cry Foul – Security Has Denied Us Access To See Our Client

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Lawyers representing incarcerated Patrick Kasaija commonly known as Pato, the key suspect in the murder of Suzan Magara have pleaded with security agencies to allow them to access their client.  In an exclusive interview with the Grapevine, counsel Evans Ochenge revealed that they have been denied access to their client.

“We have tried to talk to them through writing and engaged them at the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) headquarters but we were denied access to see him. They are violating the human rights of Pato by denying his right to access his lawyers and doctors,” Ochange revealed.  He further told this website that as lawyers, they are going to continue asking the security organs to grant them access to their clients.

Some of the suspects who have already been convicted to the High Court

Ochange also added that even the family members have not been allowed to see him. Sources from the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) have told this website that all the investigations against Pato concerning the murder of Magara are done and very soon he will be paraded at Buganda road court. 

A senior prosecutor explained that Pato will soon be arained in Buganda road court where he will receive his committal papers legally on top of the 8 other suspects who have been already committed to high court.   Pato was extradited from South Africa after he lost the legal battle where he was protesting his extradition back to Uganda to face kidnap and murder related charges. Another Source from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) has told this website that the government of Uganda has spent over shs100m on the process of extraditing Pato. He told us that the DPP’s office last spent such huge amounts of money during the Jamil Mukulu extradition from Tazania.

President Museveni himself revealed that he had to talk to his counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa, the president of South Africa about Pato’s criminality. Currently, Pato is detained at SIU security center Kireka and next week, he is expected to appear before Buganda Road Magistrate. Pato is accused with 8 others of Kidnaping and killing Suzan Magara who was the administrator of the family businesses as well as a cashier for Bwendo Dairy Farm in Hoima. The suspects after being paid ransom of shs700m from the family of the diseased, even after the president had at first refused them to pay the ransom went ahead and killed Magara. Magara was murdered and her body was dumped on Entebbe express high way.

By Jamil Lutakome

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UPDF Arrests 5 Highway Robbers And Killers, One SMG Gun Recovered: Killers Confess

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A team of armed Senior Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) officers commanded by Major Daniel Atwine, the in charge Brigade Intelligence Officer, on orders of the armoured Brigade commander, Brig Joseph Ssemwanga together with police officers attached to CPS Masaka have arrested and detained at least five people and recovered one SMG AK 47 riffle in connection to the rampant gun attacks in this area.

Security sources told the Grapevine on Wednesday that some of the names of the suspects are Rwandan born Muize Ssemivumbi (38), a resident of Bujja village in Nyendo, who come to Uganda during the genocide and has been a cleaner at Kitovu Hospital, Muombamungu Ndumiwe from Congo, who has been a cook at Good foundation Primary School in Nyendo, a suburb in Masaka municipality and others who had not yet been identified yet by the press time.

Security sources further revealed that the suspects raided Kasana Kinobera trading center via Bukakata road, shot and robbed traders. They later escaped via Kitovu road but fortunately, the CCTV cameras in the region captured them in the act .

When the security operatives reviewed the CCTV camera footage, they started hunting for the people whose faces could easily be recognized, this led to the arrest of some of the suspects.

Security sources further told the Grapevine that upon arrest and interrogation, the suspects revealed that they are the ones who have been killing and robbing locals in this area. They also directed them where they have been keeping the gun after robbing.

Senior officers managed to recover SMG gun with some bullets inside the termite hill where the suspects have been hiding it .

The suspects also told the security operatives that some of the areas they robbed and killed innocent people include Kirumba near the RDCs home where they killed one trader and robbed huge sums of money, Bulaayi village via Bukakata Road where they killed a teacher, Mukudde zone where they robbed two mobile money agents and shot one person who was later rushed to Kitovu hospital for medication.

UPDF appealed to all locals especially the head teachers and other institutions who are recruiting worker to be very careful because some of them are wrongdoers.

By Ahmad Junior, Masaka

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NABBED: State House Health Monitoring Unit Arrests Kibuku District Health Officer Over Theft Of Drugs

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Dr Jackson Ojera Abusu showing journalists some of the drugs which were intercepted in a private home recently

The State House Health Monitoring Unit under the leadership of Dr. Ojera Jackson Abusu   has arrested the district health officer of Kibuku, Mr. Buyinza Godfrey Kagawa, on charges of facilitating a drug theft scandal that took advantage of government stores.

Buyinza, together with Mr. Chemtai Patrick, as supply a chain management officer at Intra Health, were arrested from their offices at Kibuku district headquarters. Their luck ran out following an incident in which Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) officers intercepted YY coaches ferrying Government of Uganda branded medicines enroute to Kampala at the Mukono checkpoint on 13th/April/2019. One suspect, Mr. Ongom Robson, was apprehended and handed over to the State House Health Monitoring Unit. He was netted with 3, 121dozes of adult coartem 24.

Upon interrogation, Ongom revealed that he was working with Chemtai, and later also named Buyinza as an accomplice. The two were tracked and arrested on Friday (27th/4/2019). They are being held at Mbale central police station pending further investigations and possible prosecution. It is suspected that millions of shillings worth of supplies had been swindled in the scam by the time the unit struck.

Drugs supplied by government through National Medical Stores (NMS) are meant for distribution to local health units where the public can access them. The unit urges members of the public to be more vigilant and report such cases of abuse of government services by unscrupulous officials.

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