Minister Nantaba summoned over Ssebulime murder

Minister Nantaba summoned over Ssebulime murder
State Minister of ICT Hon Idah Nantaba

Mukono Chief Magistrate’s court has summoned Idah Erios Nantaba, the Information, Communication and Technology State Minister to respond to charges of causing the death of Ronald Ssebulime.

According to the court summon signed by the Mukono Chief Magistrate, Juliet Hatanga, Nantaba is wanted together with police constables, Ronald Opilo, Ronald Baganza and Edward Cherotich.

The four are being accused by Ssebulime’s sister, Sylvia Nakayita of murder contrary to section 188 and 189 of the Penal Code Act and giving false information to a person employed in public service contrary to section 115 of the Penal Code Act.

 Minister Nantaba summoned over Ssebulime murder
Ronald Ssebulime, the man who was killed after being suspected to be an assassin

Hatanga has ordered the suspects to appear before court on July 15. Nakayita is represented by counsel Muwanda Nkunyingi of Muwanda and Company Advocates.

Ssebulime was gunned down in cold blood on March 24, 2019 at Nagojje trading center in Mukono district after Nantaba raised false alarm that he was trailing on a motorcycle with intentions of harming her.

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The deceased was apprehended, handcuffed and dumped on police patrol. He was later pulled off the truck and shot dead at close range.

So far only corporal David Ssali, who admitted to have pulled the trigger, has appeared before court. Nantaba has repeatedly ignored police summons to record a statement on the incident.

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