The Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID Spokesperson Charles Twine identifies the suspects as Simon Ssekamatte, the headteacher of Grace-Bulamu mixed day and boarding secondary school, John Martin Obo, the school security head and Junior Niyonsaba, a casual labourer.
Three suspects are in custody at Kira-Division Police in Wakiso district in connection to the death of Jerome Bwayo, a police signaler attached
to the CCTV National command center at Naguru Police headquarter.
Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID Spokesperson Charles Twine identifies
the suspects as Simon Ssekamatte, the head teacher of Grace-Bulamu mixed day
and boarding secondary school, John Martin Obo, the school security head and
Junior Niyonsaba, a casual labourer.
The deceased’s brother, Joseph Bwayo, says that
his sibling disappeared on September 23, 2021. He explains that they started
searching for him until October 8 when his decomposing body was recovered
from Namavundu zone in Kasangati town council in Wakiso district a few meters to
Grace high school.
discovered the body with the help of someone they hired to help analyze the
deceased’s call list. According to the call list, Ssekamatte
was the last person to call the deceased leading to his arrest on Thursday.
Upon interrogation, Ssekamatte told the detectives that they
were friends with the deceased who often gave him a ride from Kira town to
school during curfew. He also said that the deceased dropped him off the same night
he went missing.
He also claimed that he made numerous calls to the deceased shortly
after dropping him off just to confirm he had arrived home safely. Nevertheless,
police were joined by the deceased family and friends on Friday to comb the area
neighbouring the school, where they recovered the body a stone throw distance
from the school gate.
Police also arrested school guard Obo. On Sunday,
the ASP Ambrose Rwanyinga, the Kira Police division head of investigation
led a team of detectives from CID headquarters to the crime scene, where they
conducted a search at the school and neighbouring houses leading to the
arrest of Niyonsaba, who was hiding in a bush.
Twine says that although the search in the school and other
areas has not yielded much they have intensified investigations to ensure all
culprits are arrested.
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On the detained suspects, Twine said detectives
are trying to establish how the headteacher is connected to the murder since
he was the last person to see the deceased.
deceased’s family is castigating Kira-Division
Police for being reluctant to search for the deceased. His cousin, James
Musamali, says that they had to make calls to highly connected people to force
the officers to act.
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Evelyn Namarome, a sister to the deceased says
that police’s response to the disappearance of her brother is shocking.