File linking police boss to murder goes missing

DPC CPS Aaron Baguma (3)

DPC CPS Aaron Baguma

Just when the director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had added on the Pine car bond murder charge sheet the Kampala Central Divisional Police Commander, Aaron Baguma, the case file has gone missing.

City businessman Mohamed Ssebuwufu and four others are accused of murdering a businesswoman, Betty Dona Katushabe, on March 20, 2015 at the Pine car bond located in Nakasero Kampala.

According to Jane Kajuga, a spokesperson in the office of the DPP, there is evidence linking Baguma to the murder committed together with Ssebuwufu, Paul Tasingika, Phillip Mirambi, Kayiiza Godfrey, Benon Muwanguzi and others including a one Golola still at large.

Baguma was supposed to be arraigned and charged at Buganda road court today Thursday November 26, 2015.

However, the state attorney, Jonathan Muwaganya, told Buganda Road Court Chief magistrate Flavia Nabakooza, she had not yet received the file.

The file had information suggesting that Kampala CPS boss had knowledge of Betty Donah Katushabe’s torture and is alleged to have visited the place (Pine car bond), where he reportedly saw her being tortured but never responded.

Police chief, Kale Kayihura, protested to the involvement of DPC Baguma asking the DPP to ignore the cop’s connection.

Today’s court session saw relatives and friends of Katusabe donning black T-shirts with “no one will spill your blood and get away with it”.

During the session, the state attorney told the magistrate that the Police file has not been given to her without any explanation.

Magistrate Nabakooza directed the state to expedite the investigation saying the case was a sensitive one.

She adjourned the case to December 9 when prosecution will update court on the progress of the investigations.

Katusabe was tortured to death for failure to pay a Shs 9m balance on a car she bought from the bond at Shs 19m.

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