By Simon Abaho
Earlier Last week police paraded the 9 suspects involved in shooting at the vehicle of Work’s Minister, General Katumba Wamala, which led to the killing his daughter Brenda Nantongo and driver Haruna Kayondo. The suspects displayed wounds on their bodies allegedly sustained while in police custody.
The same police informed Nakawa Chief Magistrates court this week however, that during the operation, four other suspects were put out of action, or in simple terms shot dead.
So on Tuesday morning, the court ordered the Attorney General to produce the four bodies in the Courts of Law.
This was after their lawyer Geoffrey Turyamusiima’s said that some families are complaining that they did not get to see the bodies of their loved ones.
The nine suspects, who were inconsolably weeping before court, seized the opportunity to demand for their rights during a court break when presiding Chief Magistrate Dr. Douglas Singiza stood over proceedings to consult on which prison they should be remanded to for offenses of Terrorism, murder, and attempted murder. It was that court learnt that some of the suspects were shot dead in the process of arresting them as they tried to run away.
According to the amended charge sheet presented by prosecution Barbra Kyomugisha, all 9 suspects, between March 2015 and June 2021, while at various places in Uganda, involved themselves in attacks and murders on UPDF and police personnel, civilians, and police establishments without any due regard to safety.
That on 1st June 2021 at while Kisaasi Central Zone within Kampala, the accused attempted to murder Work’s Minister Gen Katumba Wamala and other 2 people; Sgt Khalid Kuboit and Mucunguzi Boniface.
The police are however yet to issue an official statement about the four suspects who were killed, although they maintain that they lost their lives following confrontations with security personnel.