Thursday, 10 February 2011
UP DATE TO THE MURDER OF GAY ACTIVIST.
UP DATE TO THE MURDER OF DAVID KATO KISULE OF MUKONONSUBUGA Enock aka Sydney, the prime suspect in the murder of David Kato Kisuule, a gay activist was arrestedyesterday at 1600hours at Nakabago in Mukono District by a team of police officers supported by crimepreventers.Kato, 48, who was a self-employed Ugandan, was attacked on 26 January, 2011 at around 2p.m at his home inBukusa-Kyetume, Nakisunga - Mukono District.Nsubuga, the suspect confessed to the act of murder and was taken to Mukono Magistrate’s Court for an extra- judicial statement yesterday. According to the statement of the suspect, Nsubuga on the 25th of February 2011 negotiated with the suspectto be paid money for using him as sexual partner, but the promise was never fulfilled.The following day which was 26th,February ,2011, Nsubuga confessed that he picked a hammer from thebathroom and hit him on the head which resulted into his death. Nsubuga, further said that he locked the houseand took off with some of the items belonging to the deceased.The residents who claimed to have seen someone in a jacket and shoes that belonged to the deceased movingout of the house in a hurry, which attracted the attention and subsequent suspicion of the people in theneighbourhood, have today identified Nsubuga in an identification parade conducted at Mukono Police Station.FACTS ABOUT THE CASEOn 26th February, 2011 at aound 1430 hours, Kato was found unconscious in his bedroom by 3 neighboursbleeding with 2 wounds on his head. He was rushed to a nearby clinic but he medical officers there advised therelatives to take him to Mulago Referral hospital. Visiting of the scene At the scene, police found the body of the deceased had already been taken to Kawolo hospital by the relativesfor a post mortem. At the murder scene, the police found a hammer with blood stains in the sitting room of the deceased. A trail of blood from the sitting room led to the bedroom which had been ransacked. Among the clues followed by police are:• Robbery by Nsubuga Enock Sydney who had earlier been seen walking away a few minutes before thedeceased was found unconscious and bleeding, was looked at as the principal suspect. Nsubuga has a longcriminal record. He was on remand for theft of a phone but also had other criminal records in his home area.• One Senoga, a special hire driver whom the deceased used to hire, was also said to have visited the home of the deceased earlier in the day and behaved suspiciously.Exhibits: A search was carried out by Government Analytical Laboratories (GAL) and Scenes of Crime Officers(SOCO) and the following exhibits were recovered:• 01 blood stained hammer• 02 underwear• 01 towel• 04 blood samples• Finger prints from the ward robe• Foot prints from the carpet• 01 pair of gum boots, where keys of the house were found• Container for Orange Internet Modem• 01 Financial Card• 01 blue bed sheetPost-mortem reportThe post-mortem report from Kawolo Hospital indicate the deceased died as a result of the head injuries. Arrest of suspects
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