A police officer, Constable Stephen Wafula is in trouble after he was implicated by three police officers for murdering Wakiso businessman, a one Vincent Serungi who was gunned down on March 31, 2020.
Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson says Wafula is being pinned by Assistant Superintendents of Police Joseph Kamukama, Patrick Mugume and police Constable Isaac Kabosi following two weeks in police cells.
According to the officers, the suspect acted recklessly when he was called to help enforce an arrest.
According to Onyango, the Directorate of Public Prosecution –DPP has sanctioned murder charges against the suspect basing on statements of the officers and evidence gathered by a team of investigators from Criminal Investigations Directorate -CID and State House Anti-Corruption Unit –SHACU.
Patrick Mugume was the Officer in Charge Kisimbiri Police Post where both Wafula and Kabosi were deployed while Kamukama was the OC Wakiso central police station.
Reports indicate that the State House Anti-Corruption Unit and CID picked interest in the matter following a petition by Serungi’s relatives accusing Mugume and Kamukama for frustrating the case purposely to protect their colleague and three other civilians who were involved in his murder.
Investigations indicate that Serungi was accusing the suspect of using his motorcycle without paying for it, which led to a fight. Onyango adds that Kabosi is said to have subdued the deceased together with the help of civilians and called for support from Constable Wafula who rushed to the scene and shot Serungi to death.
Mugume was then informed about the incident but he downplayed it. Kamukama was then arrested for attempting to protect, Caesar Ekwang, one of the civilian suspects. “ASP Kamukama allegedly pulled out his pistol and threatened to shoot the investigators. The team used their skills and arrested him,” Onyango says.
Meanwhile, some civilians were arrested in connection to the murder, including George Lubwama, Tonny Kayenike and Ceaser Ekwang. They face charges of obstruction of investigations by conspiring with policemen.
Onyango adds that Wakiso Resident State Attorney has advised that Mugume, Kamukama and Constable Kabosi appear before the Police Court for mismanagement of a case file and obstruction.