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Police Officer Pins Four Suspects over Murder of Senior SFC Officer

Akello said that in the course of investigations, she found a pistol that belonged to the slain officer at the home of Olenga and a Sub Machine Gun with 15 rounds of ammunition which were hidden in a box and under the mattress.
The Accused Persons Appearing in Court in Makindye .


A Scene of Crime Officer attached to Savannah Region, Detective Corporal Lillian Rose Akello has pinned four suspects over the murder of former Special Forces Command Officer Major Noel Mwesigye.

    Akello was testifying as a second witness in the case in which four people are accused of murder, and aggravated robbery before the Court Martial Presided over by Brigadier General Robert Freeman Mugabe on Monday afternoon.

The accused are: Manisur Olenga , Rashid Yiga alias Mucholi, , Steven Kisuule A Boda Boda Rider,  and Rogers Mwanje .

It is alleged that on January 17th 2021 the accused persons and others still at large while at Masinga village, Kikyusa Subcounty in Luwero district with malice aforethought caused the unlawful death of Major Mwesigye by shooting.

  According to the Prosecution, the group also robbed Mwesigye of his UPDF pistol before running away with 490,000 shillings belonging to Barbara Katiti.

In her testimony, Akello has told Court that when Mwesigye was murdered, she went with fellow detectives to the scene of crime where they found blood and three cartridges.  

She noted that they found Mwesigye's body lying lifeless in a nearby clinic and it had bullet wounds on the left side and they brought the body in an ambulance back to the scene of crime. 

Akello said  that in the course of investigations, she found a pistol that belonged to Mwesigye at the home of Olenga and a Sub Machine Gun with 15 rounds of ammunition which were hidden in a box and under the mattress.  

  But upon cross examination by the accused person’s lawyers led Elizabeth Nyansingwa, Akello told Court that the items were recovered at night without a search warrant and it was later obtained the following day.

Asked how she came to know if the items belonged to Olega, she indicated that they had already arrested him and they were with him at his home where they were recovered.

The trial will now resume on August 22 2022.

Earlier in May 2022, the Prosecution led evidence from their first witness Special Police Constable Eric Birimumaso Nkata a Specialist in phone tracking and he testified how the accused persons were arrested and that they were in constant communication with each other.

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