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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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Australian National Arrested Trafficking Drugs At Entebbe Airport

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Entebbe airport Security operatives checking one of the shoes

An Australian citizen has been arrested with drugs stashed in locally made women’s shoes at Entebbe airport today.

This was revealed by Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango during his address to the press.

Onyango said that Maurice Hendrick Martin, an Australian national was arrested at the airport check point with drugs hidden in locally made women shoes on his way to board an Ethiopia airliner that was heading to Italy.

Hendrick after being arrested by Entebbe airport security

Onyango added that the police sniffer dogs busted Hendrick’s plans of trafficking drugs out of the country. When he was asked where he was taking the drugs, Hendrick denied knowing of any drugs in his luggage adding that he bought the shoes from Kampala streets.

Onyango said that Hendrick is going to be paraded before court so that he faces charges of drugs trafficking.

If he is found guilty, he will have to pay 10 million or face imprisonment. When asked where they are going to keep the drugs, Onyango said that they are treating it as exhibits to be taken to court as evidence.

 

By Derrick Mugoola

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Besigye’s Neighbour Commits Suicide After Testing Positive With HIV/AIDS

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The body of Jennifer Tumuhereze (inset) being taken for postmortem

Residents of Buyinja village near Dr. Kizza Besigye’s home in Kasangati are in shock after a woman strangled herself on finding out that she was HIV positive.

Jennifer Tumuhereze (35) was found in her rented apartment in Buyinja village hanging by the rope. Neigbours told this website that Jennifer killed herself after she received terrifying news from the doctor that she was HIV positive.

“When Tumuhereze tested positive with HIV, she ran mad and was rushed to Butabika mental hospital. She later returned stable and started taking her medicine,” one of the locals told the Grapevine.

She was later heard asking neighbours from time to time that, “if someone wants to strangle themselves, what do they do?”

Ronald Namugowa (28), the husband to Jennifer said that, “I woke up in the morning and went for work, I left her in the house healthy and fine. Later in the evening when I came back with a pineapple and ‘kikomando’ (Chapati with beans) to surprise her, I was shocked to find her hanging on the rope next to the entrance of our ‘muzigo’.

Kasangati police was alerted and they removed the body from the rope and took it to Mulago for postmortem before taking it to Kabale for burial.

 

By Robert Semirimo

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Ugandan Woman Convicted In UK Court For Mutilating Her Three-Year-Old Daughter

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A mother has been convicted of abusing her 3-year-old daughter in Britain’s first successful prosecution for female genital mutilation.

The 37-year-old Ugandan woman was found guilty Friday at London’s Central Criminal Court. The mother isn’t being named to protect her child’s identity,

She claimed her daughter suffered an accidental injury, but jurors concluded the child had been cut deliberately.

Metropolitan Police Detective Chief Inspector Ian Baker said the girl “was subjected to horrific abuse” but made a good recovery.

However, the woman told court the baby “fell on metal and it ripped her private parts” while trying to get a biscuit in August 2017.

Judge Philippa Whipple said a lengthy prison term is in store at the woman’s March 8 sentencing.

Female genital mutilation – intentionally altering or injuring female genital organs for non-medical reasons – has been a crime in Britain since 1985, but this is the first prosecution to result in a conviction.

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