Police have finally admitted that Ronald Ssebulime, who was killed by one of their own on Sunday, was innocent.
Ssebulime was shot and killed at close range on suspicion that he was planning to assassinate junior Information minister Aidah Nantaba, who was returning from Kayunga to Kampala.
Information from eye witnesses indicates that Ssebulime was shot at Nagojje Sub County, Mukono District while handcuffed and pleading his innocence after he was arrested following a police chase.
When his body was handed over to the family for the burial, the family members insisted on receiving the postmortem report. However, police spokesman Fred Enanga promised to reveal the details of the report when he gets it from the police doctor.
As promised, as soon as he received the report, on Wednesday afternoon at Police headquarters, Enanga said the report clearly proves that Ssebulime was shot intentionally and the bullet wounds on his body were from close range. On top of that, the bullet heads which were found in his body belonged to a gun fired by one of the officers who was part of the operation.
When asked about what was in Ssebulime’s bag, Enanga said it contained eats and drinks he was probably taking to his two children at St. Andrews Secondary School Kabimbiri.
Enanga added that the culprits will be charged with murder.
“The case will now be treated as murder,” he said.
Meanwhile, the family of the late has asked Nantaba to help the four orphans left by Ssebulime.
“Whatever happened, is done and we can’t blame you. But we ask you, as a mother to come out and support the children of Ssebulime because they are left with no hope other than their grandmother who is unable to do anything for them. The late has been the breadwinner of the family,” implored Irene Nakazibwe, a sister to the deceased.
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