Nansana killers charged with terrorism, police sends chopper to Entebbe  

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Nansana murder suspects in court

Twelve of the 30 suspects arrested by Uganda police in connection with Entebbe and Nansana municipality murders were on Wednesday arraigned at Nabweru Chief Magistrates Court.

They were subsequently charged in connection with the recent wave of murders of women in Nansana Municipality, Wakiso District.

They are; Ibrahim Kaweesa, Robert Mugerwa, Tamale Isma, Steven Ssempijja, Mahad Kakumba, Sam Mayambala, Philip Tumuhimbise, Tina Prosper Nantongo, David Wasswa, George Ssempa, Bosco Waligo and Ismeal Ssegawa.

Chief Magistrate Jamson Karemani slapped terrorism, murder and aggravated robbery charges against them but did not allow the suspects to take plea as his court has no jurisdiction to try them.

After reading the 11 counts to them, the suspects were sent to Luzira prison on remand till September 12, 2017.

Prosecution alleges the accused persons robbed the deceased of their property including a mattress, two mobile phones, two blankets, a pair of bed sheets and Shs100,000.

They are accused of killing Patricia Nansubuga, Maria Birungi, Teddy Nakachwa, Juliet Nampijja, Josephine Nakazibwe and four other unidentified women between May and August 2017 in the areas of Nansana, Kazo and Kawempe.

Police deploys chopper to Entebbe

Meanwhile, Uganda Radio Network [URN] reports that residents of Katabi Town Council on the Kampala-Entebbe highway were treated to a rare spectacle of a police aircraft as it hovered in the skies and beamed spot lights on different locations.

The use of the aircraft comes at a time of worsening insecurity in the area as a result of mysterious killings.

Flying low, the aircraft flew for about an hour with the biggest focus on Abayita Ababiri township.

 Many residents were awed and seen gazing at the aircraft as it roared from one part of the town council to another.

Recently, bodies of women have been dumped in various areas of the town council.

The body of the latest victim, Jalia Nalule, was on Tuesday found in a bush in Nkumba, bringing the number of victims who have been brutally murdered in the last one month, to 11.

Most of the women have been raped before being strangled or bludgeoned.

The crime has forced Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura and Security Minister Henry Tumukunde, to camp in the area.

The deployement of the aircraft is a new development in the fight against the mysterious murderers.

 

Agencies 

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