State Minister of Information and Communications Technology Ida Erios Nantaba has said that she has no regret or guilt for anything that happened to the late Ssebulime’s family.
Police in March this year responded to an alert by Nantaba of suspicious people riding on a motorbike who were following her vehicle with intentions of killing her.
Police would later alert its 999 patrol vehicles with armed personnel, one of whom shot dead Ronald Ssebulime who was riding a motorbike but it later turned out the father of four was unarmed and seemingly had lost his way.
As events unfolded later, it was found out that Ssebulime was only looking for directions to his children’s school and was never armed like the minister told the police.
Several months later, Nantaba has no remorse over the incident.
Nantaba said that Ssebulime’s family is being used by someone who wants to take her life and that Ssebulime was silenced for some reason.
Nantaba made the remarks while appearing on NBS Television’s Morning Breeze, Thursday morning.
“Feeling any remorse towards Ssebulime’s family? Not at all. This family is being used by someone who wants to take my life. Ssebulime was silenced for a reason. Police could have known that once this man is handed over to the hands of law, he would have exposed the people(behind the plan to kill me),” Nantaba said in part.
Nantaba said that she has been depressed for the last few months but thankfully, she is on the road to recovery. She questioned why there is no report on Ssebulime’s murder, six months later yet the police officer who shot Ssebulime is also in Luzira without him appearing in court to answer his charges.
Nantaba said that she suspects someone in a high position is using police to kill people and although she is not at liberty to mention names, she has submitted the names to President Yoweri Museveni.
“I imagine someone in a high position is using police to kill people. The police narrative doesn’t add up with what happened that day. By the time Ssebulime approached where we had parked to buy groceries, there was no bag on his back. All I saw was a number plate being supported by a rope. Police have to explain where the bag came from,”
She added;” I’m not at liberty but I’ve mentioned the names to the president. When I recollect all the events before we came across Ssebulime, things start adding up. Could it have been a well-organized crime perpetrated by the police?”
About her running to Canada
There have been several reports suggesting that Nantaba had gone to” hide” in Canada but when asked, she said that she was assigned by the Prime Minister to go and do public duties.
“I’m a public servant. When the prime minister signs me to do public duties I go. I’m breathing today by God’s grace,” Nantaba said.