Mbarara: How police nabbed killers of special hire driver

Police is holding two suspects identified as Simon Lutasingwa and Patrick Sonko on allegations of murder and aggravated robbery of one Ahimbisibwe James.

It is alleged that on April 6 2021 at Buremba stage in Mbarara city, the suspects hired James (deceased) to drive them to an unknown destination.

James drove them but never returned, prompting his family and friends to report the matter to Mbarara Police Station.

Incidentally,on April 7 2021, a body was found at Bwaziiba near Kasana, Luwero and buried at Kasana Hospital cemetery for lack of identification from locals, according to police.

The following days , police said the information was received that there was somebody selling a seemingly looking new car at Shs 4 million.

According to Charles Twiine, the spokesperson, Criminal Investigations Department (CID), the flying squad team responded and arrested the seller who coincidentally was identified as Simon Lutasingwa.

"Upon further interrogation, Lutasingwa revealed that him and Sonko had robbed the same vehicle from Mbarara. They also revealed the place where they had disposed off the body,"Twiine said.

He said that flying squad has since established that the body belonged to Ahimbisibwe James.

He stated that the force has secured an exhumation order to take the body for DNA profiling and the suspects will be charged with murder and aggravated robbery.

 

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