The trio is accused of failing to press charges against Joseph Matovu, the proprietor of St. Joseph Medical centre in Kalisizo town council in connection to the death of Prosy Nalubili at his clinic following a botched abortion on Tuesday last week.
The trio is accused of failing to press charges against Joseph Matovu, the proprietor of St. Joseph Medical centre in Kalisizo town council in connection to the death of Prosy Nalubili at his clinic following a botched abortion on Tuesday last week. Matovu was picked up by police following complaint from the deceased’s family. They accused the medic of making cuts on the deceased’s head to give an impression that she was involved in an accident, which is not the case.
However, the suspect was released by police without charge sparking off fresh protest from her fiancé Vincent Ssonko. He claims that police released the suspect without pressing charges after he paid them a bribe and some members of the deceased’s family to drop the case. Ssonko claims that he has information that Matovu paid the three cops and Harriet Nansamba, the mother of the deceased to drop the charges against him.
According to Ssonko, he was shocked when he went to pick up Nansamba to record an additional statement, but she instead ganged up against him with her relatives and threatened to attack him. Ssonko says he was surprised by the turn of events yet he met the burial expenses of the deceased. He says the manner in which, Nansamba struck a deal with police and Matovu not to proceed with the case is suspicious. However, Reginal Nansamba, the Officer In charge of Kalisizo Police station has denied the bribery allegations.
She says Matovu was released after Twaha Ssemanda, the Criminal Investigations officer and the Rakai DPC Nelson Sooma agreed with the state attorney to set him free. Nansamba says that she informed by Ssemanda that the mother of the deceased has lost interest in the case. Ssemanda declined to comment on the allegations of bribery against them saying he was not authorized to speak to the media. Joseph Matovu, who has already resumed work also declined to speak to our reporter.