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Ssemwezi’s Killer Shot

By Vision Reporter

Added 12th July 2002 03:00 AM

Internal Security Organisation (ISO) officials on Thursday afternoon arrested Joseph Kasiita, one of the most wanted robbery suspects, who allegedly killed a prominent Kampala businessman,

Internal Security Organisation (ISO) officials on Thursday afternoon arrested Joseph Kasiita, one of the most wanted robbery suspects, who allegedly killed a prominent Kampala businessman,

Internal Security Organisation (ISO) officials on Thursday afternoon arrested Joseph Kasiita, one of the most wanted robbery suspects, who allegedly killed a prominent Kampala businessman, James Kaggwa Ssemwezi, at Busega, Bukedde, a sister paper to The New Vision, reported yesterday, writes Josephine Maseruka. Kasiita was shot in the right hand, the ribs and in the legs as he tried to escape from the security personnel who had surrounded a shop in Kasubi, another Kampala suburb, where he had stopped to take a soda. ISO sources said Kasiita alias Abubaker was the ringleader of the gunmen who ambushed a 30-seater bus at 9:00am in Luweero last Saturday. They set the bus ablaze before robbing and beating up passengers. The five thugs had earlier commandeered a taxi from Kabonyolo, claiming to be rebels of UPDF renegade Major Herbert Itongwa’s Uganda National Democratic Alliance (UNDA). Col. Elly Kayanja, the deputy director general of ISO, who is also in-charge of anti-robbery squad, yesterday said Kasiita of Kyanja villange on Gayaza Road, is a notorious thug and leader of the racket that has been terrorising Rubaga area. Kasiita was arrested on Thursday at 3:00pm as he waited for his colleagues near a petrol station in Kasubi. Kayanja said all the four suspected killers of Ssemwezi had been arrested. They include Kiberu, owner of the motorcycle used by the assailants who wanted to steal sh11m that Ssemwezi had, Mulema, Mangeni alias Busaabala and Kasiita. Those arrested had a criminal record and had been in and out of prison for robbery. Ends

Ssemwezi’s Killer Shot

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