Sembabule Killer Cop Gets 10 years

Masaka High court has sentenced a Special Police Constable (SPC) to 10 years in prison for murder.

Julius Kasigwa was convicted yesterday by Justice Moses Mukiibi.

It is alleged that Julius Kasigwa, shot dead Emmanuel Nuwagaba on 6th October 2006 at Lwebitakuli trading center.

He reportedly shot Nuwagaba, who he suspected of having a love affair with his wife Annet Nakiboneka.

After the murder, Kasigwa surrendered to the Police when residents tried to lynch him.

Kasigwa pleaded guilty to the murder and prayed for lenience saying he committed the offence under the influence of alcohol.

In his ruling Justice Moses Mukiibi said he was sentencing Kasigwa to 10 years in jail for murder and misuse of a fire arm.