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'Missing' Ayebare in police custody over Nagirinya murder

Fortunate Ayebare

Fortunate Ayebare

Police have said Fortunate Ayebare, who was reported missing on Wednesday evening, is in their custody. According to a police source, she is wanted in connection with the kidnap and murder of Maria Nagirinya, a former Social Worker with the Community Integrated Development Initiative (CIDI).

Nagirinya was kidnapped outside her home in Lungujja, Rubaga Division alongside her driver also boda boda rider, Ronald Kitayimbwa on August 28, 2019. Their lifeless bodies were found dumped at Nama sub-county in Mukono district three days later.  

A senior security officer intimated to URN that Ayebare was picked up by a joint security team comprising operatives from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) in connection with Nagirinya's murder.

According to the source, the operatives trailed Ayebare from Kampala city up to Kireka from where they picked her because she was among the last three girls seen with Nagirinya hours to her kidnap and subsequent murder.  

After apprehending the suspect, the operatives proceeded to Kireka police station where they identified themselves and stated the reason why she was picked up. The suspect was later driven to Katwe police station where she was briefly detained and later transferred to an unknown facility.  

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says Ayebare’s parents were informed why their daughter was arrested but cautioned not to speak to the media. On Wednesday, the deputy police spokesperson, Polly Namaye released the CCTV footage on showing Nagirinya’s car UBA 570V being chauffeured by the alleged kidnappers.

“The images have been retrieved from an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera and one can clearly see from these pictures that the assailant is wearing a white shirt, a reddish coat and a cap on his head. He is of a dark skin complexion,” Namaye said while releasing the footage.

Adding that, “This is, therefore, to appeal to members of the public and to any other person(s) who have useful information leading to the arrest of this suspect in the pictures to contact the nearest police station or call the telephone numbers provided.”

Police have also announced an unspecified bounty for a person who will identify the person seen driving Nagirinya’s car.

Comments

-1 #1 WADADA roger 2019-09-05 19:57
Okay, this sounds stupid, you kidnap somebody in the name of arrest and only disclose to the family when they start looking for her, why cant arrest be transparent, why was she not invited to appear at police with her lawyer or relatives, supposing she says she was tortured or raped in the process of the arrest
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0 #2 WADADA roger 2019-09-05 19:59
I hear according to the source, the operatives trailed Ayebare from Kampala city up to Kireka from where they picked her because she was among the last three girls seen with Nagirinya hours to her kidnap and subsequent murder.

How come her sister who called the driver to drive her home was not arrested, I thought she had issues with the deceased thus the suspicion
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0 #3 Lysol 2019-09-05 20:32
Beauty always comes with a price to pay. Advice to all the naive young girls out there to be carefull.
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+1 #4 Kirya 2019-09-05 23:53
She looks like the killer.
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+1 #5 Bwayo Geoffrey 2019-09-06 05:46
Wadada Rogers, i dont agree with your reckless urgument.

There is a muder and you want police to treat it like a civil matter? Get serious bwana
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+1 #6 WADADA roger 2019-09-06 21:42
Bwayo, please grow up my brother, i know there is a murder but what makes you think it was done by this girl, it is clearly provided under our constitution that she remains a suspect until she pleads or until she is found guilty by a competent court.

you cant treat her as if she is already guilty. Human rights do not front emotions, they front reason. We are talking about a Uganda police that can arrest an innocent man, come up with trumped charged and keep him in custody for two years without trial
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+1 #7 Sabiti 2019-09-07 23:44
Quoting WADADA roger:
Okay, this sounds stupid, you kidnap somebody in the name of arrest and only disclose to the family when they start looking for her, why cant arrest be transparent, why was she not invited to appear at police with her lawyer or relatives, supposing she says she was tortured or raped in the process of the arrest


I agree with you. Arrests should not be concealed because kidnappers take advantage of such situations.

The police should clearly identify themselves during an arrest and where possible involve the local leaders.
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+1 #8 kirya 2019-09-09 03:43
m7 planned insecurity of the country to claim he is the only one who can clean up!!
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