The family of the late Ronald Ssebulime has asked police to present to them the postmortem report of their deceased relative.
Ssebulime, a resident of Nakabugo village, was killed by the Uganda police on Sunday on suspicion that he was planning to assassinate junior Information minister Aidah Nantaba, who was returning from Kayunga to Kampala.
According to a witness, Ssebulime was shot at point blank at Nagojje Sub County, Mukonowhile handcuffed and pleading his innocence, after he was arrested following a police chase.
On Tuesday, Nantaba appeared at Nagalama Police, together with the officer who headed the operation, and asked the police officer to tell the public who gave him orders to shoot and kill Ssebulime because she never gave any orders to kill anyone.
Ssebulime’s body was taken to the Mulago City mortuary for the postmodern.
“We have carried out DNA and fingerprints tests on all guns registered under the police. We shall be able to identify who shot him from the bullets retrieved from his body,” police spokesman Fred Enanga said during a weekly police press briefing.
When this website asked why Ssebulime’s relatives had not yet received the report, Enanga was dismissive but promised to declare the findings as soon as the police doctor hands it over to him.
On Wednesday, Ssebulime’s sister, Silvia Nakayita who received his body on Tuesday said after burial, they will sit with their family lawyer to draft the next step.
“My sisters went out to meet our lawyer to see where we should start from because they have given us the body but no report yet one of the reasons why they took it to the city mortuary was to investigate under what circumstances Ssebulime was murdered,” said Nakayita.
Meanwhile, Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu, popularly known as Bobi Wine condemned the action of police killing an innocent person.
“We keep speaking about impunity in this country and many of you think we hate President Museveni. But when such acts happen to one of your beloved ones, then you get to know what we talk about,” Kyagulanyi, who was part of the mourners during a vigil at Sebulime’s home in Nakabugo said.
He added; “The head of police should come out and address the country about this. If police losses it’s value in the society this is what happens. Such incidents make people to start living in fear and traumatized.”
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