SEMBABULE SHOOTING PERPETRATORS IN COURT MARTIAL
By Our reporter
Three security officers attached to president’s office have today been aligned before a special army court martial in Sembabule town and charged with murder of a civilian.
The suspects were arrested yesterday afternoon for shooting dead Paul Tumukende; a civilian and son to the Sembabule LC3 chairperson.
The Division Court Martial of the Special Forces Command sat Saturday morning in at the Sembabule district Headquarters to try three suspects.
These are Police Constable Canan Nkamuhebwa who shot and killed Paul Tumukende, L/Cpl Johnson Abasa and Pte Able Katsigazi who were with Nkamuhebwa.
The shooter, according to regional police spokesperson; Lamech Kigozi is a bodyguard of a cousin of President Yoweri Museveni.
According to Army spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire, the shooter is being charged with murder, while the other two with abetting a crime and conspiracy.
Kigozi says Nkamuhebwa shot Mr Tumukunde twice in the armpit, accusing him of slapping him. The deceased was a son of the area LC3 Chairperson Fred Karekure.
Nkamuhebwa, who is attached to the Police Presidential Guard (PPG) of the SFC is being charged under Section 119 of the UPDF Act.
The court chaired by Lt Col Moses Emeru, was fully packed to it’s capacity by residents.