Nakasongola police have re-arrested two prime suspects implicated in the murder of a student and pastoralist in the district following a violent demonstration by residents to protest their release. Bosco
Nakasongola police have re-arrested two prime suspects implicated in the murder of a student and pastoralist in the district following a violent demonstration by residents to protest their release. Bosco Ssenyonjo and David Ssenyonyi both residents of Kakooge Sub County in Nakasongola are wanted for the alleged murder of Steven Kato, a student of Kitangala secondary school and a pastoralist Fred Kyeyune.
The duo was arrested a week ago, but released shortly after on police bond drawing angry reactions from residents. As a result, more than 400 residents of Nakasongola took to the streets to protest the release of the suspects. They petitioned David Masereka, Nakasongola Resident District Commissioner and LC V chairman James Wandira to have the suspects re-arrested.
They threatened to match to Kampala and pitch camp at the office of Kale Kayihura, Inspector General of Police unless the suspects are re-arrested and arraigned in court for murder. As a result, Felix Obong, Nakasongola District Police Commander ordered the re-arrest of both suspects on Tuesday. Obong says that he ordered the fresh arrest of both suspects after police received fresh evidence pinning them on the murder. He says that the suspects will be arraigned in court to face charges of murder.
He blames residents for turning rowdy saying that police was still carrying out investigations into the matter vowing to arrest the ringleaders of the protest for malicious damage to property. Other suspects arrested in connection to the same murder are James Kamkiriho, Richard Ssemanda, Godi Sunday, and Buruhan Yoku. They are on remand at Nakasongola prison.
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