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Susan Magara. Courtesy Photo

Police Name Elusive Suspected Magara Killers

According to deputy police spokesman Patrick Onyango, the two elusive suspects are Yakoub Byansi, a resident of Kibuye II and Abdul Hakim Lugolobi, a resident of Katikamu in Luweero.
posted onMay 8, 2018

By Fred Kiva

KAMPALA. Police have named two suspects they say are the most key in the kidnap and murder of Susan Magara.

According to deputy police spokesman Patrick Onyango, the two elusive suspects are Yakoub Byansi, also known as Ausi a resident of Kibuye II and Abduhakim Lugolobi, a resident of Katikamu in Luweero.

"We have been investigating them but we now want those relating with these people to know that they are dealing with criminals," Onyango told an impromptu press briefing at the Central Police Station, Kampala on Tuesday.

One of the suspects, Yakoub Byansi, also known as Ausi. Courtesy Photo

He issued out five hotlines for members of the public to avail police with information about the duo.

The police hotlines are; O702319690, 0704541035, 0702415982, 0714667785 and 0718300753.

Onyango appeals to whoever has information about the two suspects to give it to police.

Magara (28), a cashier Bwendero Dairy Farm Procurement office in Kampala was kidnapped on February 7, on her way back from work in Lungujja, a Kampala Suburb. She was not seen again until her body was recovered in Namasuba about three weeks later.

Abduhakim Lugolobi another suspect. Courtesy Photo

Magara’s killing came a few days after her father John Magara had delivered Shs700million to her kidnappers who had all along engaged the family demanding Millions of money in ransom. Police say they have so far arrested over ten suspects, including some arrested during the recent raid at Usafi Mosque.

Patrick Agaba, also known as Pato another suspect in Magara’s killing was arrested from South Africa about two months ago. Onyango says talks are underway with the South African Police to have the suspect extradited.  

Since Magara’s kidnap and subsequent murder, both mainstream and social media have been awash with stories regarding this gruesome incident, but what her family and the general public awaits is a report on why the kidnappers would go ahead to kill Magara despite bagging millions of money as ransom.

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