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Court Summons Minister Nantaba, 3 Police Officers Over Ssebulime Murder

Mukono Chief Magistrate’s Court has summoned Ida Erios Nantaba, the Information Communication and Technology State Minister to respond to charges of causing the death of Ronald Ssebulime.

According to the court summon signed by the Mukono Chief Magistrate, Juliet Hatanga, Nantaba is wanted together with Police constables, Ronald Opilo, Ronald Baganza and Edward Cherotich.

The four are being accused by Ssebulime’s sister, Sylvia Nakayita a sister to Ssebulime of murder contrary to section 188 and 189 of the Penal Code Act and giving false information to a person employed in public service contrary to section 115 of the Penal Code Act.  

Hatanga has ordered the suspects to appear before court on July 15, 2019. Nakayita is represented by Counsel Muwanda Nkunyingi of Muwanda and company advocates.   Ssebulime was gunned down in cold blood on March 24th 2019 at Nagojje Trading Center in Mukono District after Nantaba raised false alarm that he was trailing on a motorcycle with intentions of harming her.  

The deceased was apprehended, handcuffed and dumped on police patrol. He was later pulled off the truck and shot to death at close range.

So far only Corporal David Ssali, who admitted to have pulled the trigger, has appeared before court.  Nantaba has repeatedly ignored police summons to record a statement on the incident.    


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