Police Make More Arrests Over Pine Bond Death

Police has arrested a police officer and an informer over the death of Betty Katushabe, who was allegedly tortured by the owner of Pine car Bond, Muhammad Ssebuwufu.
The Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Directorate (CIID) has arrested a female police officer and a police informer, for allegedly being behind the illegal arrest of Betty Katushabe.

The two who have over the years been working closely with the Pine Car Bond boss, Muhammad Ssebuwufu were arrested over the weekend by operatives from the flying squad.

The police informer has been identified as Paul Tasingika.

According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, the suspects went on the run immediately after Katushabe's death.

“We have arrested the suspects who have been on the run and they have already been interrogated. The information we have received from the suspects shall be included in the various files,” Onyango said.

The police officer, whose name has been withheld not to compromise investigations, was found at her home in Katwe.

The flying squad operatives who have been helping CIID detectives tracked the phone numbers which the suspects were using.

Following the arrest, police detectives searched Tasingika\'s home in Kasubi from where the motor vehicle used to transport the deceased from Entebbe to the alleged Pine safe house was recovered.

The vehicle which is registered under Tasingika\'s name had been identified by the relatives of the deceased.

Katushabe was illegally arrested by the suspects and handed over to the Pine car Bond security personnel.

Katushabe was then reportedly tortured Ssebuwufu realized that she was dying, that he called police.

Katushabe was pronounced dead on arrival at Mulago Hospital.

Katushabe had a debt of nine million shillings on payment for a car that she had bought at the beginning of the year.