Police widens hunt for terror prosecutor’s killers

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Late Prosecutor, Joan Kagezi

 

A team of senior detectives from Uganda Police has pitched camp in the districts of Bugiri and Mayuge in Eastern Uganda as part of continuing operations to search for the assailants of the former Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Joan Kagezi.

The team that has left for the Busoga region comprises of officers initially deployed in February and March as part of an operation against Allied Democratic Front (ADF) agents in Busoga region, following a wave of murders involving Muslim clerics around the country.

A source close to the ongoing investigations told this website that intelligence information arising from a number of interrogations made revealed information linking the assailants to the two districts.

Kagezi was shot dead near her residence in Kiwatule, a Kampala suburb as she drove home with her children over two weeks ago. She had stopped at a fruit stall by the road side, when two people riding on a motorcycle shot her twice through the window. Grace Akullo, the Director Criminal Investigation and Intelligence (CIID) said they are following various leads but could not divulge details.

At the beginning of the investigation, detectives revealed that the marking on the cartridges recovered at the scene of crime, resembled those on the cartridges recovered at the scene of Sheikh Dactoor Abdul Qadir Muwaya shooting.

Muwaya, a Shia Muslim cleric was shot by gunmen on December 25th, 2014 at his home in Buyemba village in Bukatube Sub County Mayuge district.

Police has since arrested more than 20 people in connection to the killing. Following interrogation of Ezra Kibuuka also known as Musa Nsubuga, Police failed to capture a man believed to resemble the graphical representation of the person whom a witness at the scene of crime in Kiwatule described.

The suspect, Ssalongo John Masajjage, a resident of Nabweru- a Kampala suburb, was not at his house by the time officers arrived, but they all the same arrested his two wives. Masajjage is still on the run.