The Police have admitted that Ronald Ssebulime
was innocently murdered in cold blood.
Ssebulime was on Sunday gunned down by police for allegedly trailing ICT State Minister Ida Erios Nantaba.
On Wednesday, Fred Enanga, the Police spokesperson
apologized and withdrew the police’s earlier statement which indicated that Ssebulime
was shot dead for allegedly planning to assassinate Nantaba.
Enanga says the events leading to Ssebulime’s death were reviewed by special
investigating teams from Kampala Metropolitan East Region based at Jinja Road
and Homicide from CID headquarters.
“We certainly said that what was first
reported as typical police shooting were perceived dangerous suspects
were shot at during a pursuit, is now established straight forward case of
murder,” Enanga said.
“We are now holding the officers accountable
for murder, conspiracy and for professional misconduct,” he added.
According to Enanga, David Ssali, the
commander of the 999 patrol vehicle registration number UP574, who is alleged
to have shot Ssebulime, has been arrested.
The other officers are Ronald Opira and Geoffrey Baganza.
Enanga also says that Exhibits
recovered by police from Ssebulime’s bag
included eats and drinks which he was taking to St Andrew’s SS Kabimbiri to
visit his children.
He also says that the exhibits and the gun
used to kill Ssebulime will aid the police in investigations.
Enanga says that Nantaba has up to now not
recorded her statement as her contacts have been unreachable since the
According to Enanga, based on the
investigations that pin the officers, Ssebulime’s
family will be compensated.