IGP Suspends Kampala Metropolitan Police CIID Boss

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According to Kayihura, the three officers arrested Sebuwufu and released him shortly after under unclear circumstance.

The Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura has suspended Rebecca Namugenyi, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Criminal Investigations Commander and two detectives from Kampala Central Police Station for alleged mismanagement of a murder investigation. 


He accuses the three officers of bungling up investigations into a murder case involving city businessman Mohammed Sebuwufu, the proprietor of Pine Car bond in Kampala. Sebuwufu is the prime suspect in the murder of a business woman Betty Katushabe. 

Katushabe was reportedly picked up from Entebbe on October 21st and tortured by men allegedly hired by Sebuwufu.  She died on her way to Mulago National Referral Hospital. 
The late Katushabe owed Sebuwufu Shillings 7 million. According to Kayihura, the three officers arrested Sebuwufu and released him shortly after under unclear circumstance. 

The IGP ordered the re-arrest of Sebuwufu on Friday. "We acknowledge that the first officers who handled the investigations were negligent in handling the investigations which led to the delay in the submission of the case file to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for sanctioning. They are now facing investigations by the Police Professional Standards Unit- PSU," Kayihura said.  

 
Kayihura has also called on all those who were tortured by Sebuwufu and other car bond owners to report to police. "We have received reports that most car bond owners have torture centers and that there are many victims out there. We are calling them to report to the Police Criminal Intelligence. We shall put them under witness protection," Kayihura said.

 

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