Kampala, Uganda-The Uganda People’s Defense Forces- UPDF has rounded up 28 suspects in connection to the killing of Francis Ekalugar, the Accountant of Case of Clinic. Ekalugar was kidnapped on Tuesday January 02, 2018 on his way to deposit Shillings 15 million to the bank.
His body was found burnt in Kajjansi, a Kampala city suburb on January 3rd, 2018. The army says it is holding 28 suspects in connection to the death of Ekalugar following joint operations with sister security agencies.
The Deputy spokesperson Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF, Captain Deo Akiiki, says they conducted a joint operation on Friday last week following reliable leads leading to the arrest of Huzairu Kiwalabye, one of the key suspects. He says there were attempts by some sympathizers to obstruct the arrest, which was overcome by security.
He explains that after interrogating Kiwalabye, the investigators found the need to make further arrests and picked up 28 suspects including Abdul Kitata, a brother to Kiwalabye and head of Boda Boda 2010.
He identifies the other suspects as Mawa Muzamiru a – driver to Dr. SSebale Kato, the proprietor Case Clinic, Kikandi Muhindo and David Bizimani, Congolese nationals at whose residence Ekalugar’s vehicle was found.
Others helping investigations include Ssebandeke John, Bwanika Fred, Ssengoba Hassan, Kibirige Joel, Kayondo Johnathan,Ssemogerere Sunday Kiseka,Ssemogerere Sadam, Barigye Asaf, Nsindazi Joseph, Ngobi Sowali , Arinaitwe Thomas, Ssekaja Ibrahim, Ssozi Frank, Kirya Shaban, Mugema Hussein, Kagajju Joram, Ssebata Hassan, Ssenfuka Matia, Kiddugavu John, Kasirye Godfrey,Lukyamuzi Enock,Ssengonzi Laurence,Twinomujuni Amon,Makumbi Frank, and Kanyamudali Thomas were also arrested.
The suspects are being held at Kireka Police station as Police continue with further investigations. Akiiki says UPDF shall continue working with all other security agencies to guarantee peace and security in the country, adding that there is no cause of alarm. The joint operations include Police, the army, CMI and Internal Security Organisation.