PARLIAMENT – The Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights has called for an independent investigation into the alleged assassination attempt on ICT Minister Idah Nantaba in Kayunga District on Sunday.
The incident led to the shooting dead of one of the suspects, Ronald Ssebulime, by police officers.
According to a statement issued by the committee chairperson, Ms Janepher Nantume Egunyu, the narratives from the incident are contradictory hence the need for an investigation.
“Unfortunately, we are continuing to receive questionable narratives from the police and eyewitnesses all pointing to a prima facie case of extrajudicial killing. Cognizant that it is premature to draw conclusions at this stage of a possible extrajudicial killing; we as the Committee on Human rights wish to point out as follows; an independent inquest in this matter should be conducted,” Ms Nantume said.
“We are extremely concerned about the pattern of events surrounding the alleged attacker of the Honorable Minister of State for ICT, Mr Ronald Sebulime by police. Unfortunately, we are continuing to receive questionable narratives from the police and eyewitnesses all pointing to a prima facie case of extrajudicial killing,” she added.
Whereas police had claimed that Sebulime was shot dead after a fire exchange with officers, witness accounts indicate that the deceased surrendered was arrested, handcuffed before he was shot dead. It has since emerged that he was going to visit his two children at St Andrew’s Kaggwa SS, Kabimbiri.
Meanwhile, CID officers District spent a better part of Tuesday recording statements from witnesses at the scene of crime in Nagojje Trading Centre, where Sebulime was shot and killed.