KAMPALA – Investigations into the shooting dead of Joshua Nteireho Ruhegyera and Melisa Tumukunde on Entebbe expressway last Thursday have ruled out possible suicide after a review of images captured by Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras indicated that the duo was moving alone in the car at the time of the incident.
Nteireho, 38, and Tumukunde, 37, were found dead at Nambigirwa Bridge on the Entebbe expressway, with bullet wounds to their heads.
There were initial reports that the duo had committed suicide. However, police spokesman Fred Enanga said that the suicide line of investigations has been ruled out since the gun wounds clearly indicate that there was a third party in the shooting.
CCTV footage being analyzed by the investigators indicates the vehicle in which the deceased were moving in was captured four times moving between Kajjansi and Entebbe, between 8pm and 10pm on the fateful day.
Sources said the CCTV camera footage shows that police constable Davis Taremwa, who is in police custody, was not with Nteireho at the time of the incident.
“We have reviewed CCTV footage images showing that on that day, Nteireho drove to Kampala thrice. On two occasions, he was alone but on the third time he picked (Police constable) Taremwa and three of them drove to Millennium Hotel in Zzana (on old Entebbe highway),” a source involved in the investigation told this website.
Taremwa told police that the Nteireho had picked from Hidden Treasure Hotel in Entebbe and taken him to Millennium Hotel in Zzana, where they met a one Robert Suubi, to whom Nteireho was going to sell a Toyota Harrier at a cost of UGX25 million.
But according to Taremwa, Nteireho abandoned him at the hotel with Suubi and drove away with his gun, which he had left in the car. Shortly after, Nteireho was reported dead.
Nteireho was buried in Kiruhura on Sunday amidst protest from his family who wanted him to be laid to rest at his father’s ancestral home in Bushenyi. Investigations have revealed that the Nteireho had booked two hotel rooms in a hotel in Kampala, on the day he was shot dead.