Security services have reportedly arrested the mastermind of the murder of Maria Nagirinya and Ronald Kitayimbwa, officials said on Monday evening.
Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said the unidentified suspect is helping investigators unravel the murder.
“The Joint Task Team from the Police and CMI, actively investigating the double kidnap and murders of Maria Nagirinya and Ronald Kitayimbwa, finally tracked down and arrested the prime suspect who is alleged to be the plot maker,” said Enanga.
“The suspect whose particulars cannot be availed at this stage, worked closely with Kasolo Kopriano aka Arsenal, who was the team leader.”
Enanga said investigators were “working hard to corroborate and consolidate his information, to the facts on file and further establish the clear motivation to the kidnap and murder.”
This now brings to five, the total number of suspects involved in the violent criminal act.
Among the suspects is a one Hussein Kasolo, the man who is said to have been captured on CCTV cameras while driving the late Nagirinya’s car after the kidnap.
The others were Johnson Lubega, and Hassan Kiseka who were arrested from Natete in Kampala.
Security operatives were recently led through all the routes that the suspects passed starting from Natete where they hired a boda boda to Busega Nabisasilo Zone where the victims were kidnapped.
From Busega, they passed through Lungujja, Masanufu to Northern bypass and headed to Mukono Nabitutuli along Kayunga road where they dumped the bodies of the victims.
At Nabitutuli, the suspects showed and demonstrated to investigators how they executed the heinous act.
Enanga said security services were “still hunting for two other bodaboda riders; one who facilitated the process by transporting the suspects, to the scene of kidnap and it is also believed, rode up to Takajjunge in Mukono, where he allegedly surveilled the murder scene, before giving a signal to the team leader, Kasolo Kopriano.”
Enanga said the other bodaboda on the run, reached the gate to the victims home but withdrew immediately.
The public is eager to know the identity of the mastermind of the brutal murders and the motive.
Enanga said the arrest “sends a strong message to all violent criminals, that you cannot hide, you are not beyond reach. However, much you hide, we will find you and bring you to justice.”