Two more Susan Magara murder suspects named


The Police has has named two men suspected to be part of the gang that kidnapped and later on killed Susan Magara.

The two men have been identified as Yakoob Byansi alias Ausi and Abdul-Hakiim Lugoloobi who are residents of Kibuye 2 Lwanga village in Makindye division and Katikamu in Luweero District respectively.

The deputy Police Spokesman Patrick Onyango told journalists on Tuesday afternoon at the Central Police Station the men who are yet to be apprehended were among the key architects of the kidnap. “They were amongst the key commanders. Infact Yakoob was the overall commander followed by Lugoloobi. But they had also someone called their patron,” Onyango said.

The 28-year-old Magara was killed on February 27 after almost three weeks since she was taken hostage.
Her kidnappers asked for a $1m (Shs 37bn) ransom.

They cut off three of her fingers which they sent to her family as they pressed hard the family to pay the ransom money.

Nonetheless, Magara was killed even after the family paid at least Shs 700m – 70% of the amount the kidnappers were asking for.

They dumped her body in Kitiko Birongo off the Kampala – Entebbe expressway.
Omyamgo told journalists that the police, working with sister security agencies had so far arrested about 10 suspects.

Byansi and Lugoloobi are said to be connected to the Usafi mosque that the police raided at the weekend and arrested several people, some of whom are connected to the Magara murder.

What is of concern now is that the public is blindly interacting with the suspects which has prompted the police to expose their identities.

” By doing this, we want them to be aware that the person they are relating with is a criminal and a wanted one. So anybody with Information and anybody who knows these people should come out and give us this information in confidence,” said Onyango.

When police started investigations into the murder case, a one Pato was said to be a lead suspect.
Security agencies trailed him to South Africa where had ran to.

” We are still in-touch with our counterparts in South Africa to have him brought back here in Uganda, the team that went to South Africa came back but they are saying the process is going on smoothly and we might succeed in getting Pato back to Uganda”