Ronald Ssebulime became news after policemen gunned him down around Naggalama in Mukono District on Sunday.
This after Information junior minister Aidah Nantaba, clearly exhibiting symptoms of living in fear for her life, took it upon herself to report to police that an innocent man was following her.
She claimed he could be an ‘assassin’ trailing her in order to put her out of action.
As usual, our trigger happy police officers jumped into action, arresting the man alive before summarily executing him.
There was no sort of interrogation whatsoever, according to eye witnesses in the locality, who also refuted police narrative that Ssebulime was killed after a gun fire exchange.
As it turns out, the late was simply going to check on his children at St Andrew SS in Kabimbiri, in the vicinity of Nantaba’s constituency of Kayunga District.
Witnesses claim he could have become scared for his life after Nantaba’s vehicle followed him. Nantaba, according to locals, was commanding the chase. Police finally caught up with the two riders and arrested Sebulime, who was killed a few minutes later.
The narrative that Ssebulime was as assassin has been debunked and now Nantaba who was just the other day being congratulated, has turned villain.
When President Museveni said motorists have to sort out boda riders, running behind him, no one knew people like Ssebulime, a single dad of two, would be a victim of Nantaba’s ‘fears’.
The policeman, his commander and Nantaba must face the law. There was no need, for an intelligent man or woman, to shoot a man who had surrendered.
Surely Nantaba must be prosecuted for assassinating a poor Ugandan citizen.
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