Ssebulime’s family drags Minister Nantaba and 3 police officers to Court
Ssebulime’s family drags Minister Nantaba and 3 police officers to Court

State Minister for Information, Communication and Technology, Idah Nantaba and three police officers have been dragged to courts of law following Ssebulime’s death.

The family says Hon Nantaba and the three police officers are responsible for their person’s death. Ssebulime died in cold blood after a gunshot by a police officer on March 24, 2019, at Nagojje Trading Centre in Mukono District.

This comes after Nantaba reported to police that she was being trailed by an unknown person on a motorbike with clear intentions of ending her life.

Through their lawyer Muwadda Nkunyingi, Ssebulime’s family led by his Sister Sylvia Nakayita accused Minister Nantaba of providing false Information to police that eventually caused Sebulime’s death at Mukono Magistrates Court.

That includes failing to respond to police summons to record a statement.

“Nantaba has shunned all Uganda police summons and only this honourable court can issue summons or issue warrant of arrest against her,” the suit reads in part.

Ssebulime’s family also says the three police officers in the rank of constable should be prosecuted as well for causing Ssebulime’s death. These include; Edward Cherotich, Ronald Baganza and Ronald Opiro.

“That I have since personally and as a family of the late Ssebulime raised our concerns to the DPP and Uganda police force over the failure to prosecute the suspects,” the family’s statement reads in part.

Ssebulime’s family continued to file accusations against the three officers for helping Corporal David Ssali execute the shooting. Ssali is currently being prosecuted at Mukono Magistrates Court for Killing Ssebulime.

“Smartly dressed in Uganda police uniform and driving on a patrol 999, with malice ignored his cries and assisted a one Ssali David to shoot and jointly made a false report thereafter.”

Appearing before Mukono Magistrates Court, the deceased family wore T-shirts indicating Justice for Ssebulime.

Their Lawyer Nkuyingi says police is going to arrest Hon Nantaba because she engineered Ssebulime’s shooting after providing false information to police.