DPP Withdraws Murder Charges against Aida Nantaba

ICT Minister Aida Nantaba File Photo

The Director of Public Prosecutions has withdrawn murder charges against the State Minister for Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Hon. Aida Erios Nantaba.

Minister Aida Nantaba and three other police officers were facing charges for the death of Ronald Sebulime.

According to a letter addressed to the Chief Magistrate Mukono Court, the DPP decided to discontinue criminal proceedings against Aida Nantaba and the co-accused in the case of murder of death of Sebulime Ronald who was shot by a police officer at close range on 24th March 2019 on suspicion that he was trying to assassinate Nantaba.

The co-accused are PC Opira Ronald, PC Baganza Ronald, and PC Cherotich Edward.

Ronald Sebulime was shot by Corporal David Ssali after Aida Nantaba reported that there were unknown people trailing her with an intention to harm her. Corporal Ssali has since confessed to have killed Sebulime and a ballistic report confirmed that his riffle was used to kill Sebulime.

The three police officers however had been on the charge sheet as accomplices in the murder case.

Through their lawyer Muwada Nkunyingi, the family of Ronald Sebulime alleged that they had evidence that Nantaba gave misleading information to police officers who ended up taking Sebulimes life.

Police spokesperson for Police Fred Enaga had told the press that Police officers Opira, Cherotich and Baganza would be tried in the police disciplinary court because they tried to conceal information on how Sebulime was killed.



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