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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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2 UPDF Officers And Police Boss Arrested Over Robbery

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In a bid to get rid of armed criminal gangs in the country, the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) on 12th October arrested two Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) officers, a senior police officer and a civilian with ammunition.

“Yesterday, 12th Oct 2018, security operations were carried out against a group of armed thugs in areas of Buziga after a tip off by some members of the public.

An assortment of both military and police stores were recovered from the suspects including an AK 47 number UG-POL 46016976-15257 belonging to UPF with 29 rounds,” a statement from the deputy UPDF spokesperson Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki reads.

Akiiki adds, “During the operation, the following suspects were apprehended: ROV 1150 Lt. Tobias Turyabaruhanga, a retired UPDF officer and a resident of Entebbe, RA/209126 Lance Corporal Muzoora Benjamin, a UPDF deserter, ASP Bishaka Godson, an OC of Kikumbi Police station in Najjanankumbi and Mutagi Gerald, a resident of Entebbe.”

 

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Kirumira Murder Investigation:  Until His Death, Museveni Wasn’t Aware That Slain Cop Was Detained At Nalufenya During Kayihura Tenure

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President Museveni has said that he was not aware of the detention of slain Buyende District Police Commander (DPC) Muhammad Kirumira at Nalufenya.

In a meeting with president Museveni at Nakasero state lodge, the executive members of late Muhammad Kirumira‘s Nalufenya torture victims group were shocked after the president revealed that he never knew that Kirumira was at one time arrested  and detained at Nalufenya during general Kale Kayihura’s tenure as Inspector General of Police (IGP).

Led by Rt. Maj Godfrey Galabuzi  Musisi,  the group had met the president to hand in another report  on why the slain cop was at war with his superiors in the police force and why he might have been killed.

According to a source who also attended the meeting, Museveni said that until this meeting, he has not been aware that Kayihura sent Kirumira to Nalufenya police detention centre which is now Nalufenya police station.

“On receiving the report with the signature of the late Kirumira as the chairman, M7 asked Maj Galabuzi if indeed Kayihura had taken Kirumira to Nalufenya.

He even called Maj Gen. Proscovia Nalweyiso to cross check and Nalweyiso answered in the affirmative,” a source said.

The group that met the president in late hours also included BK Bukenya who was arrested by police and displayed by the then IGP Gen Kale Kayihura  as the man who was behind the rampant panga attacks and killings also known as ‘Bijambiya’ before he was later cleared by ISO and other security groups for being arrested in error.

During this meeting, it’s said the Commander in Chief also promised security to the Nalufenya team who felt that their lives were in danger.

We were also told that the president cleared those with military background to get armed if they so wished to boost their security.

Just like former police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi, Kirumira was also assassinated a few meters from his home.

 

By Adadi Kanyike

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Family Of Kirumira’s Alleged Killer Who Was Shot Dead By CMI Drags Gen. Muhoozi , Minister Jeje Odong, Gov’t To Court

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The family of Abdulraham Kateregga who was killed by Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) Operatives for masterminding the killing of Muhammad Kirumira the former Police Commander Buyende District has dragged General David Muhoozi the commander of UPDF, General Jeje Odongo the Internal Affairs Minister and the Attorney General to court.

Farouq Kaweesa, a brother to the late Kateregga through his lawyer Ladislaus Rwakafuzi stated that Kateregga was assassinated in cold blood by members of UPDF who were in uniform. In his affidavit, Kaweesi stated that on 5th October 2018, UPDF operatives found Kateregga at his home in Luyinja Namungoona Rubaga Division and shot him without a warning. He further stated that it was UPDF which Muhoozi commands that intentionally caused the death of Kateregga who was not on death sentence pronounced by a competent court.

He noted that the killing was violent and unnatural and therefore, is a subject of an inquest under the inquest Act. Kaweesa wants court to instruct the internal Affairs minister Jeje Odongo to appoint a coroner to inquire into the lawfulness of the death of his brother.  He also wants court to issue a Habeas corpus against General Muhoozi to produce a One Mariam Kateregga.

He stated that on the day UPDF killed his brother, the same killers who were putting on UPDF uniforms also kidnapped Mariam Kateregga a wife to Kateregga. He said that Mariam was found at his home in Luyinja Namungoona Rubaga Division where they killed her husband from. He said that from that day up to now the family of Mariam has never seen or heard of her whereabouts which violates her human rights.

He stated that he was informed by his lawyer Rwakafuzi that it’s illegal and unconstitutional for any person to be detain the other in un gazette custody and asked court to order Muhoozi to produce Mariam before a competent court because she has never appeared before any judge or magistrate as stated in the constitution.

He said that Mariam left 15 children, 13 of them are her biological children and 2 are for her co-wife. He added that the children are still too young because the oldest is 17 years while the youngest is 2 years and they don’t have anybody to take care after them.  Court has not yet set a date to hear the application. Kateregga was killed by CMI operatives as he allegedly tried to run away from being arrested. President Museveni later congratulated Katerega’s killers and revealed that he masterminded the brutal murder of former Buyende district Police Commander (DPC) Afande Muhammad Kirumira and a lady friend in Bulenga Wakiso district last month.

 

By Jamil Lutakome & Remmy Atugonza

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