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Police officer charged with Ssebulime's murder

 Corporal David Ssali (C) arriving at court

Corporal David Ssali (C) arriving at court

A policeman has been charged with last month's murder of Ronald Ssebulime. Corporal David Ssali, 46, attached to Nagalama police station was today arraigned before the Mukono Grade One magistrate Mariam Nulugya. 

Court heard that Ssali on Sunday March 24, at Nagojje trading center in Kayunga district, shot dead 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 more time.

Nulugya remanded Ssali to Luzira prison until April 30. Muwada Nkunyingi, the lawyer of Ssebulime’s family says now that the trial has started, he hoped that the family of the deceased will get justice. 

"We’re satisfied that at least some of the suspects have been paraded before court here. We have seen one of the policemen because we were worried that perhaps police and prosecution may prefer loose charges. We’re contended that they have preferred murder charges. But were being skeptical as to why the other members of the patrol, the other police officers. We don’t want just a selection of a few. We want whoever participated in the murder of Ssebulime to be paraded in court…we’re also skeptical about how far the investigations against Hon [Idah] Nantaba have reached." said Nkunyigi. 

Ssebulime was gunned down by police officers on March 24, in Mukono district on wrongful suspicion of tracking ICT and National Guidance 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.

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+3 #1 Jonathan Luyirika 2019-04-12 05:24
The best mistake Sali made was that unlike his colleagues who were on patrol with him on that fateful day....Sali tried to implicate the mafias in police who gave him order to shoot handcuffed suspect.

Brother Sali stupidity is not criminal offense but you are going to pay big price for taking stupid orders from above.
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+2 #2 Lakwena 2019-04-12 14:13
My concern is: except a bitch and her puppies; if dogs don't guard other dogs, why should a human being guard another human being?

In other words, Afande, Corporal David Ssali's immediate family members and relatives are beginning to pay the price of his bravado of guarding and/or fighting for Mr. M7's interests.
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+2 #3 WADADA roger 2019-04-12 21:17
A very stupid Ssali who because of his beard that makes him look like some people wanted to impress, wanted to show that he had managed to take out one of the killers is now headed into jail alone, those who ordered him if at all are at Serena having a blast.

But surely, how do you kill a hand cuffed man, poor training, stupidity or something else that am not a liberty to mention. He will be lucky to come out of prison alive, they may follow him up and finish him to hide the guys behind him.
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0 #4 Lakwena 2019-04-15 07:51
Quoting WADADA roger:
A very stupid Ssali who because of his beard that makes him look like some people wanted to impress, wanted to show that he had managed to take out one of the killers is now headed into jail alone, those who ordered him if at all are at Serena having a blast.

But surely, how do you kill a hand cuffed man, poor training, stupidity or something else that am not a liberty to mention. He will be lucky to come out of prison alive, they may follow him up and finish him to hide the guys behind him.


In other words Wadada, if Ssali is left alive; he would reveal who ordered from above for Ssebulime (RIP) to be "sorted out"
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