A report from the preliminary investigations conducted by the Directorate of Fire and Rescue Services shows that the fire was an act of arson. According to Owoyesigyire, their investigations show that the fire started from a dormitory window where there is no electricity connection.
Magidu Mutalya, the chairperson of traditional healers, says that in January this year, some residents attacked Wasswa accusing him of introducing bad spirits on their village and destroyed his shrines.
Muhammad Nsubuga, the Greater Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson, says Ssempiira has already been transferred to Kampala following his arrest at Centenary Bank premises where he was scheduled to pick the bribe from the pensioner.
According to the charge sheet prepared by Brenda Kimbugwe, Manager Prosecution in the Inspectorate of Government endorsed by Jane Frances Abodo, the Director Public Prosecution – DPP, the suspects caused the government a financial loss of more than Shillings 27.4 million between May 2015 and April 2016.