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Katushabe Was Tortured With Her Hands Clasped In Handcuffs:  How CID Boss Akullo Forced Cyber-Crime Officers To Vomit Tycoon Sebuufu’s Vital Evidence Murder Case

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Sebuufu (L) and the late Katushabe (R)

 

Police investigator detective Henry Peter Walya revealed shocking details regarding the murder of Donna Katushabe who was allegedly killed by Tycoon Muhammad Sebuufu and others.

Before court sat to listen in to the new evidence pinning the Sebuufu, It took the intervention of Grace Akullo the Director of CID in Uganda Police force who forced the newly appointed team to manage the cybercrime unit in the force to produce vital evidence which they had initially refused to surrender. Akullo’s intervened after she received frequent telephone calls from Henry Peter Warya the lead Investigator in the murder case of Betty Donny Katushabe a city business woman in 2015.

“Afande, I’m now looking like a fool before the judge, yesterday, you told me to go to the cybercrime unit to pick the phones, I went there but they didn’t give me the phones because they were in a meeting. I talked to them today before going in the witness stand to testify and they promise me that they are sending the phones but up to now they haven’t sent them Afande. The judge is very bitter and I’m seeking for your intervention,” Our reporter heard Warya pleading with his boss Akullo on the phone.

Warya who wore a frustrated face was later seen trying to convince Michael Ojok the state prosecutor in this case that it’s not true that some officers especially in police cybercrime unit want to suppress his case. “Where are the phones you people, now what did you want me to tell the judge. Should I take it that you are hiding the phones to frustrate this case, or you policemen stolen the phones,” a tough Ojok asked.

Warya again made numerous frantic phone calls, Ojok also moved near him and told him to call Akullo so that he can personally speak to her. Warya told him that he has been talking to her but Ojok insisted. Warya fidgeted to call Akullo but his phone run out of airtime.

By this time, the deceased’s family members also surrounded Warya throwing accusations at him for trying to suppress their sister’s case. “Even if you eat money from that man, you will not win this case. We have come a long way with this case. You will vomit that man’s money. You ask those senior officers who were working with him,” one of the relatives warned.

Warya then started explaining to Ojok and Katushabe’s family members that he is not the problem but the problem is the detectives at cyber-crime unit. He told them that Akullo forced Richard Ndaboine the former cyber-crime unit commandant to hand over the office to the new management since he is under detention at Makindye military barracks.

Warya explained that Akullo told the new management to hand over the exhibits to him (Warya) but he is wondering why they are hesitant. A highly charged Ojok again told Warya to call Akullo. One of Katushabe’s sisters quickly gave him a phone that had airtime, he called Akullo and they talked for five minutes. When Akullo hang up Warya promised Ojok and Katushabe’s relatives that the person with the phones is coming in 30 minutes. Within 30 minutes, the phones were brought to court by two men who come on a bodaboda and handled to Ojok who was already examining Warya in the court.

Earlier, the presiding judge Angelin  Flavia Ssenoga first adjourned the proceedings of this case  after the defense lawyers led by Evans Ochienge told the judge to quash the phone evidences presented by Warya because he was basing only on papers which he even failed to explain its source.

WITNESS REVEALS SHOCKING EVIDENCE

When Warya entered the dock, he testified that on 27th -10-2015, he was assigned by his boss in CID to lead the investigations in this case and on the same day he arrested Muhammad Sebuufu the prime suspect in this case. He said that during Sebuufu’s arrest, they found with him three phones with sim card lines number 0788828071, 0392943989, 0772650846 and memory cards. He said that they gave the phones to the cyber-crime unit to examine who he was talking to before, during and after the murder of Katushabe.

He revealed that he also went to pine car bond to do reconstruction of the Scene of crime and to search the place. He said that before they started their work, they first explained to the people they found at pine.

He revealed that one of Sebuufu’s secretary Rachael Namutebi  gave them a log book of the vehicle number UAX 481H Premio which Sebuufu allegedly sold to Katushabe. Namutebi also gave them a photocopy of a receipt showing that Katushabe paid Shs8 million to Ssebuufu as part payment for the vehicle.  He told court that the receipt number was 1244. The receipt indicated that Sebuufu still demanded Katushabe a balance of Shs 9 million, the receipt also had Sebuufu’s signature.

He said that they found two sofa seats in Sebuufu’s office stained with blood which they suspected to be that of Katushabe. He revealed that they also found a guava stick and trading license in the names  of MS  Safari  Private car park on Lumumba Avenue. He presented to court a search certificate which they made after the search.

Warya testified that police also searched the home of Paul Tasingika one of the suspects in Namungoona, they recovered handcuffs and their keys wrapped in his wife’s dress and hidden in a suit case. “We were forced to retain the items because one of the eyewitnesses at the scene of crime told us that at the time Katushabe was being tortured, her hands were clasped in handcuffs,” Walya told court.

Warya also revealed that one of the suspects Shaban Odutu alias Golola threw away the phone he was using and immediately bought a new phone which they found with him during his arrest. He also gave court other suspects’ phones.

However, the certificate was challenged by defense lawyer Ochenge who said that Warya’s name is not indicated on the certificate. Ochenge noted that the certificate was made by Waiswa so he should be the one to testify.

The case was adjourned to 28th of this month

 

By Jamil Lutakome

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Police Speaks Out On Two People Who Were Shot Dead In Hotel In Kampala

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Two people have been shot dead at Juba Hotel, Arua park Mall in Kampala on Wednesday morning. The deceased have been identified as Mohammed Adbullah, 30, and Ibrahim Bhakit who were residents in room one on the fourth floor of the hotel located down town Kampala.

Luke Owoyesigire, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson said that the deceased had been trailed by armed robbers who broke into their room and opened fire.

Owoyesigire said Mohammed was killed on spot while Bhakit was fatally injured and rushed to hospital where he was announced dead on arrival. He added that Police with the help of the community managed to arrest three suspects, Gumisiriza Innocent, 32, a staff of Top Security offices Ntinda , Oribitunga Nelson, 28, and Murengyera Ronald a Burundian National.

Owoyesigire said they were also able to recover a pistol reg. No UG PSOT1102-06A011 which had 7 rounds of ammunition and belonged to Saracen and was attached to Oribitunga.

Police also confirmed that investigations are ongoing to ascertain how much money was stolen. The bodies of the deceased have been taken to Mulago Hospital for postmortem and suspects charged with aggravated robbery and murder on SD/02/15/08/18 Central Police station Kampala.

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SUZAN MAGARA CASE: Suspected Killers Beg Court, We Were Beaten, Subjected To Electric Shocks And Confined In Extremely Cold Solitary Confinements

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Buganda Road magistrate, Robert Mukanza declined to grant an order for a private medical examination to 10 people accused of kidnapping and killing Susan Magara early this year saying his court does not have those powers.
Through their lawyer Abdu Hakiim Lukwago, the suspects claim they were tortured while in detention. Their lawyer told court that his clients say they were blindfolded , tied up in a pair, confined in extreme cold solitary confinements, treated to prolonged interrogation, beaten, subjected to electric shocks and stepped on their stomachs to vomit the water that they had forcefully drunk.

The suspects include: Mahad Kasalita, the Imam of Usafi Mosque, Hussein Wasswa, 22, a hawker, Yusuf Lubega, 32, a boda boda rider, Muzamiru Ssali, 27, boda boda rider ,Hajara Nakandi, 35, a teacher , Abubaker Kyewolwa, 30, a businessman, Hassan Kato Miiro, 22, Ismail Bukenya, a businessman and Musa Abbas Buvumbo.

However, the magistrate declined to grant an order to have them privately examined and guided them that his court does not have those powers, “Any other applications including this one can be done in High Court which has jurisdiction to hear the matter.”
The accused’s lawyer requested to be availed with a copy of the ruling and record of proceedings to allow him file an appeal. The magistrate adjourned the matter to September 4 for further mentioning.

On February 7, 2018, 28-year-old Susan Magara was kidnapped as she left work along Kabaka Anjagala road in Rubaga division before being kept for over three weeks. She was later murdered in cold blood and her body was dumped at Kigo in Wakiso district along the Entebbe Expressway despite her family giving the kidnappers a Shs700 million ransom.
In an operation mounted by both police and the army, majority of the suspects were arrested from Usafi mosque in Kisenyi, Kampala before being slapped with charges related to murder and kidnap in a bid to procure a ransom.

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How My Private Parts Were Electrocuted, Tied And Pulled On Kayihura’s Orders – Tortured Kaweesi Suspect Speaks Out, Asks Kaka To Chop Off Kale’s Balls

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A few days after former police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi was assassinated, a number of suspects were arrested to help police with the investigations.

Among those arrested included Ahmed Ssenfuka a local farmer in Kayunga Mukono district. While narrating his ordeal, Senfuka told our reporter that he was arrested by operatives from the police flying squad Unit which was commanded by Herbert Muhangi.

Upon his arrest, he was moved to Nalufenya  detention centre which used to handle high profile criminals and suspects in high profile cases during Kayihura’s tenure as police chief. Ssenfuka says that while in Nalufenya, he met Kayihura on two occasions, during one of the meetings, he met Kayihura at 1:00am, he asked him to accept that he was in the plot to kill Kaweesi.

He adds that Kayihura promised him heaven on earth if he accepted that he killed or knows who killed Kaweesi. However, when he was taken back to the cells to think about the general’s proposal, he confided to one of his friends he trusted most about his meeting with Kale and what he was offered. His friend advised him not to risk since his yes would mean life imprisonment. He adds that in the next meeting, he refused the offer and when Kayihura left, he started experiencing the Nalufenya hell.

“It’s true Kayihura met me and promised me cars and houses to accept that I killed Kaweesi but I refused. I thought he was doing his investigations and would do nothing to me but when I refused his offer, his men began brutalizing me,” Ssenfuka narrates. He says that his private parts were electrocuted, tied with wires and pulled. He adds that his eyes were also sprayed with pepper and he was caned daily. Other torture acts were done on him daily.

He adds that he was saved by human rights organisations who intervened in the matter and he was moved from Nalufenya to Luzira. Ssenfuka states that a few hours before they were moved to Luzira, one of the flying squad operatives made a call to Kampala and within a few minutes, a van carrying other Kaweesi suspects entered Nalufenya.

He says, “we were six people who were arrested over Kaweesi assassination but on the day, we were moved to Luzira, we were joined by some other people we did not know who travelled with us. One of them told us that he had married a sister to Henry Tumukunde’s wife. Surprisingly, when we reached Luzira, these guys were known and this is when we learnt that the guys we moved with from Nalufenya to Luzira were spying on us and had a mission to end my life in case I raised my tongue and said what Kayihura had asked me to do.”

He adds that later, one of them confided to them that they were sent to spy on them.

ASKS KAKA CHOP KALE’S BALLS OFF

Senfuka says that he still receives nightmares of what he went through in Nalufenya. He adds that he pins the former police boss for is current predicament and even if they detain him for years in Makindye, it won’t wipe away his tears and the pain he is going through after the Nalufenya incident.

Ssenfuka says his dream right now is to be allowed to pay a visit to the man (Kale) who ordered his torture well knowing he was innocent. Ssenfuka also asked ISO boss to chop off Kayihura’s balls if possible or hand him over to relatives and friends of the Muslims his regime tortured innocently. Kaweesi was killed on 17th March 2017 together with his body guard and driver a few meters from his home in Kulambiro a Kampala suburb.

Nelor diaspora initiative CEO Ssesanga Barte giving Ssenfuka some cash

SENFUKA GIVEN HELP

While meeting Nelor diaspora initiative CEO Ssesanga Barte who had taken some help from the diaspora to Senfuka, since he can no longer work for his Family due to the injuries he sustained while in the detention, Ssenfuka said that the inhuman acts of torture done on him killed his manhood.

“Ssenfuka now can’t work both in bed and for a living. Ugandans working in diaspora led by Aisha Bahati raised a sum of one million five hundred thousand shillings and a motorcycle to see that Senfuka gets a better life,” Ssesanga said while handing over a package to Ssenfuka.

KAYIHURA RELATIVES TURN TO GOD

Meanwhile the family of booted and former police boss Kale Kayihura launched prayers day for the general at Mulago church saying they have realised it’s only God to save the General.

Security sources have told the Grapevine that the new police investigation team on Kaweesi murder led by Grace Akullo the CIID boss have handed in their report to the president. Kayihura is currently detained at Makindye military barracks with no charges against him yet.

 

By Adadi Kanyike

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