KAMPALA – Three people believed to have masterminded the murder of Joshua Nteireho Rushegyera and Merina Tumukunde on the Entebbe Expressway at the beginning of the month have been arrested.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga told journalists in Kampala on Monday that the suspects after a review of the different Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras near the crime scene. However, he did not give details.
Nevertheless, sources close to the investigation revealed that the suspects were arrested after they featured in a review of different Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) security cameras that were about 150 meters away from the crime scene on September 5.
Sources added that combined investigating team of Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force (JATT) also obtained footage from three hotels that the duo is said to have visited prior to their demise. The deceased are said to have visited Innophine, Hidden Treasure and Millennium hotel on the fateful day.
But two of the suspects are still at large.
Investigators are also believed to have retrieved footage from two CCTV cameras from the neighboring houses, which according to sources captured the whole scenario.
Last week, Enanga revealed that footage was obtained from security cameras and three hotels the duo visited hours before their assassination. Police said investigators had managed to retrieve the images of the suspected assailants but are yet to get clear ones that can be released to the public to help in hunting for the suspects.
Investigators established that Nteireho had booked two rooms at Innophine hotel in Entebbe before he went to Hidden Treasure hotel where he picked his friend and Counter-Terrorism Officer, Davis Taremwa.
Nteireho was allegedly going to buy a Toyota Harrier motor vehicle from Robert Suubi who they met at the Millennium hotel. Investigators are also following leads that Tumukunde had on her $10,000 amounting to Shillings 36 million but it was taken by the killers.
Constable Taremwa told police that Nteireho drove away with his gun after he asked him to pick Suubi inside the hotel.