Police takes Magara suspects to scenes of kidnap, murder, for reconstruction

Kenneth Kazibwe

Kenneth Kazibwe

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The police on Monday took suspects in the kidnap and subsequent murder of Suzan Magara to the various scenes of the crime for reconstruction.

Magara,28, who was working as the administrator for the family businesses as well as a cashier for Bwendo Dairy Farm in Hoima was kidnapped in Mengo as she left work to drive home in Lungujja on February 7.

She was held captive for three weeks, before being killed and the killers dumped her body in Kitiko Village between Kajjansi and Kigo along the Entebbe Express highway despite being given the shs700 million ransom that they had asked for from the family.

A number of suspects have since been arrested in connection with the kidnap and subsequent murder.
On Monday, the suspects first led the police detectives to Ssendawula zone in Lungujja,Rubaga division where the deceased lived before proceeding to Kabaka Anjagala road in Mengo from where Magara was kidnapped.

According to locals, the detectives did not enter the house in which the deceased was staying but a few metres to the gate from where it is suspected he was kidnapped.

Her vehicle had been found parked outside the gate with all her property intact.

The media was however not allowed to access the scenes during the reconstruction process but the Nile Post has learnt that the detectives were led to all places where the crime was committed before Magara was later killed and dumped in a nearby bush.

On Saturday morning, a joint security operation involving police and the army killed two people before arresting 36 others following a raid on Usafi mosque in Kisenyi, a Kampala suburb which it is alleged one of the key suspects in the Magara murder had hidden.

“One of the key suspects in the murder of the late Suzan Magara run to Usafi mosque in Kisenyi having known that he was being tracked by security agencies,” the Internal Affairs Minister, Gen.Jeje Odong told journalist at the Uganda Media Centre on Saturday.

He said that as the join security team tried to invade the mosque to arrest the suspect, they were attacked by a group of people originating from the place of worship.

“They attacked our operatives badly injuring one of them prompting our security team to act in self defence and killed two of attackers.”

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