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Ssebulime murder: police says Nantaba statement is lousy

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga

The statement recorded by minister Idah Nantaba in regard to the killing of her wrongly suspected assassin, Ronald Ssebulime, was very lousy and unreliable, police has stated.

Ssebulime was arrested, handcuffed and shot dead on March 24, by officers on a police patrol vehicle that responded to an alarm by Nantaba that she was being trailed. Later, Nantaba accused police of concealing information about an alleged syndicate to which Ssebulime belonged and that his shooting was a ploy to hide evidence about a clear threat to her life. 

"…We have more than 10,000 questions on who is choosing which Ugandan to kill like chicken. I was going to be the next, but God saved me. I was shocked when a highly-placed person in security, who was trying to hatch a plan to have me assassinated, was promoted,” Nantaba said.  

But police spokesperson, Fred Enanga told journalists today that the minister’s statement was a mere narration with no information on why she thought the deceased wanted to end her life.   Enanga also faulted Nantaba for refusing to be interrogated by the homicide department, yet her written statement lacks a substantive lead or information to aid investigations. 

“The homicide team wanted to get details but she did not give us the information. She is hinging on a version that someone ordered for Ssebulime killing but she does not explain that in her statement,” Enanga said.  

"We would have relied a lot on a very detailed statement released to the police by the hon Idah which she did not do. If you look at the statement that she gave us, there is still a lot of information lacking that you cannot get to build on, there are no substantial leads that you can get to obtain from that information and she has preferred to go through the media and confront the police through the media," Enanga said. 

Police further explained that call records from Ssebulime’s phone do not show any contacts with unknown people or any link to assassins adding that Ssebulime was a victim of mistaken identity. He, however, advised the minister to try other security agencies if in doubt the capacity of the police to conduct a thorough investigation. 

On April 11, a police officer corporal David Ssali was charged in Naggalama court after a police investigation revealed that he shot Ssebulime twice in the chest even after he pleaded for mercy.

Comments

0 #1 Lakwena 2019-05-20 16:58
Nantaba is a haunted alarmist!

She and body guard were the first on a hot pursuit and chase of Ssebulime. If they were the ones who had caught up with him, Ssebulime's blood would have stained her hands

In other words, according to Mr. M7 instruction at Afande Kaweesi's (RIP) Vigil; Nantaba would been the one to have ordered her bodyguard to "sort out" Ssebulime.
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0 #2 Kirya 2019-05-20 18:37
Nantaba should behind bars
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+3 #3 eboo 2019-05-20 19:35
Nantaba's statement maybe lousy and unreliable true, but that aside the whole world knows sebulime was shot twice in the chest at point blank execution style with his hands cuffed while he pleaded for mercy..and it is alledged his murderer spoke on the phone with someone before he executed sebulime.how far has the investigation into that gone?

yes sebulime was a victim of mistaken identity in as far as his arrest was concerned BUT NOT HIS EXECUTION!
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0 #4 Ugthinker 2019-05-20 20:16
Is everyone reading what I’m reading here?

Mr Enanga, to Ugandan Police, is it just as simple as someone refusing to record a statement? We are talking a life is lost here, Mr policeman!

This sebulime doesn’t come off as innocent, neither the police. Uganda Police has been severally implicated in all sorts of crimes.

The least it’s leadership can do is to demonstrate efforts towards a cleanup.

No sensible person can listen to these nonsensical Enanga explanations! Ugandans need conclusive explanations, prosecutions and corrective measures to curb these endless killings.
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+1 #5 WADADA roger 2019-05-20 22:50
A not so intelligent woman who thinks because she talks to somebody who is well placed politically she can go about being stupid and saying what she wants to say with impunity.
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0 #6 Karemire 2019-05-21 00:46
Quoting Lakwena:
Nantaba is a haunted alarmist!

She and body guard were the first on a hot pursuit and chase of Ssebulime. If they were the ones who had caught up with him, Ssebulime's blood would have stained her hands

In other words, according to Mr. M7 instruction at Afande Kaweesi's (RIP) Vigil; Nantaba would been the one to have ordered her bodyguard to "sort out" Ssebulime.


Your statements are logically correct, according the ministers account of the events that took place on that day.

However, the policeman who did the shooting informed his colleagues that "order from above have changed", implying that he was commanded to shoot that man dead.

Therefore, his "above" commander (whoever he/she is) is also liable. That commander is known because there is a clear command structure in the police force too.
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0 #7 Lakwena 2019-05-21 08:12
Quote:
Is everyone reading what I’m reading here?

Mr Enanga, to Ugandan Police, is it just as simple as someone refusing to record a statement? We are talking a life is lost here, Mr policeman!

This sebulime doesn’t come off as innocent, neither the police. Uganda Police has been severally implicated in all sorts of crimes.

The least it’s leadership can do is to demonstrate efforts towards a cleanup.

No sensible person can listen to these nonsensical Enanga explanations! Ugandans need conclusive explanations, prosecutions and corrective measures to curb these endless killings.
In other words Ugthinker, Afanda Enanga is a honest man, who is hired to lie.
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0 #8 Kelly 2019-05-21 09:17
So what happens to a witness who fails to record a statement in such a capital offense like cold blooded murder?

And what happens if it were Dr. KB, Mayor Lukwago or Hon. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert making such defiant accusations that police is hiding evidence? I guess so many charges would have been preferred against any of those by now.

So, why not lock up the Hon. Nantaba (easier dreamt of than done) for obstructing justice!
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0 #9 Lakwena 2019-05-21 18:50
Quoting Kelly:
So what happens to a witness who fails to record a statement in such a capital offense like cold blooded murder?

And what happens if it were Dr. KB, Mayor Lukwago or Hon. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert making such defiant accusations that police is hiding evidence? I guess so many charges would have been preferred against any of those by now.

So, why not lock up the Hon. Nantaba (easier dreamt of than done) for obstructing justice!


Think of it Kelly, what happened to Ofwono Opondo when he shot dead a car vandal, in the parking lot of Kampala Parents School; and also shop-lifted an underwear, a handkerchief and a Bic pen from the debacle Uchumi, Garden City?

Nothing! That's the characteristics of a criminal regime and impunity.
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