Policeman remanded over Ssebulime’s murder
A policeman has been charged with the murder of Ronald Ssebulime.
Corporal David Ssali 46 attached to Nagalama Police Station was arraigned before the Mukono Grade I Magistrate Mariam Nalugya on Thursday.
Court heard that Ssali on Sunday, March 24, at Nagojje Trading Center in Kayunga District, shot dead Ronald Ssebulime.
Rachael Namutebi, who appeared on behalf of the Resident State Attorney, told court that investigations into the case are still on-going and requested for need more time.
Nalugya remanded Ssali to Luzira Prisons until April, 30th.
Muwada Nkunyingi, the lawyer of Ssebulime’s family says that he hopes the deceased’s family will receive justice.
“We are satisfied that at least, some of the suspects have been paraded before court, we were worried that perhaps the police and prosecution may prefer loose charges; we are contented that they have preferred murder charges against this policeman but we are still [wondering] why the other policemen who were on the [police patrol truck] have not been brought to court. This appears to be a selection of a few, we want whoever participated in Ssebulime’s murder to be [charged] before court,” Nkunyingi said.
Ssebulime was gunned down by police officers on March 24, in Mukono District on suspicion that he was trailing ICT State Minister Idah Nantaba with intentions of harming her.
Police officers on patrol arrested Ssebulime, handcuffed him and dumped him on a police patrol van before they pulled him down and shot him dead.