KAARO KARUNGI | MBARARA – The criminal Investigations Directorate-CID have added another murder charge on two suspects who allegedly hired a special driver from Mbarara, killing him and dumped body in Luwero District.
The CID spokesperson Charles Twine identified the two suspects as Simon Lutasingwa and Patrick Sonko who were arrested last week on Friday on allegations of murdering and aggravated robbery of one Ahimbisibwe James special hire driver.
It is alleged that on April 6 2021 at Buremba stage in Mbarara city, the suspects hired James Ahimbisibwe to drive them to an unknown destination. However, Ahimbisibwe drove them but never returned, prompting his family to report the matter to Mbarara Police Station.
On April 7 2021, a body was found at Bwaziiba near Kasana, Luweero and buried at Kasana Hospital cemetery for lack of identification from locals, according to police.
Eventually after two days, police received the information from one car washing bay that there was somebody in Luwero who was selling a seemingly new car at only 4 million shillings.
According to Charles Twine, the flying squad team responded and arrested the seller who was identified as Simon Lutasingwa. “Upon further interrogation, Lutasingwa revealed that he and Sonko had robbed the same vehicle from Mbarara, they also revealed the place where they had dumped the body,” Twiine said.
He stated that the force has secured an exhumation order to take the body for DNA profiling and the suspects were detained on murder and aggravated robbery.
Now Twine says that in the current investigations shown that the two people have also been identified as the two suspects who murdered another people called Juliet Namusoke alias Nabutono in Kikyusa, Luwero District on 19th august 2020 and disappeared.
“Shockingly we have found out that Lutasingwa was also a stepchild of the late Juliet Namusoke alias Nabutono, whom they murdered and disappeared to unknown places,” said Twine, adding that the two suspects are now facing two murder charges and aggravated robbery.