By Abraham Kizza
Eight people including boda boda 2010 leader Abdallah Kitatta’s brother, two Case Hospital guards and two Congolese nationals have been pinned on the murder of former Case Hospital accountant Francis Ekalungar, Police say.
However, Kitatta who remains in Police custody was not involved in the killing of Ekalungar, according to Emilian Kayima, the Police Spokesman.
Kayima said that Kitatta has not yet been found to be involved in the killing of Ekalungar, although he is still being interrogated. The Police Spokesman didn’t provide further details.
While addressing journalists at Central Police Station, Kampala on Monday, Kayima said that the investigations into the case are progressing well since police have arrested at least 90% of the suspects involved.
The eight who face murder charges include Mawa Muzamiru, Nalunga Resty Gorett, Yiga Deo, Kitatta’s brother Kiwalabye Huzairu, two Case hospital’s guards; Mulema Hamza and Chandia Vincent and two Congolese nationals Kikandi Muhindo and Bizimani David.
The involvement of the two Congolese nationals believed to be refugees is evidenced by the fact that the vehicle of the late Ekalungar was found parked at their residence.
The eight face charges of murder and aggravated robbery.
Kayima added that the case file has been submitted to the office of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
He added that police is working with Uganda Revenue Authority to identify the owner of the car number plate that was replaced with the one that was initially on late Ekalungar’s car.
Ekalungar was kidnapped on January 2, by unknown assailants on his way to bank over Shs15m belonging to the Case Hospital.
But his body was found burnt beyond recognition in Kajjansi off Entebbe road on January 3 (the following day).