The Director Public Prosecution (DPP), Mike Chibita has dropped murder charges against State Minister for ICT Aida Nantaba and other suspects who were implicated in the extrajudicial killing of Ronald Ssebulime.
According to withdrawal letter addressed to Mukono Chief Magistrates Court, DPP said his office has resolved to discontinue with the murder charges against some of the suspects.
“This is to inform you that the DPP has decided to discontinue proceedings against Nantaba Aida Erios PC Opira Ronald, PC Baganza Ronald and PC Cherotich Edward charged of Murder,” DPP wrote
Ssebulime was killed on 24 March as he travelled to visit his children at school in Kabimbiri, Mukono district. It is averred that Nantaba suspected him to be an assassin after he made a sudden u turn at Ssinda village, where he stopped to ask the women who always sell food to Nantaba for direction before turning back on Kampala road. Sebulime was later killed by police after had been arrested in Nagojje off Mukono- Kayunga road.
Police Spokesman Fred Enanga confirmed that Sebulime was illegally killed after days of denying that the accusations. Enanga said police patrol in the area told lies.
Murder charges have since been leveled against her, a police officer attached to Naggalama police station, David Ssali, who admitted who admitted to have gunned down the handcuffed suspect on handcuffs, police constable (PC) Opira Ronald, PC Baganza Ronald and PC Cherotich Edward.
Since the matter came up for hearing, the minister never stepped in court on allegations that the fountain of honor till he clears her and has spent several months without going to parliament.