The family of the late Ronald Sebulime who was gunned down by police on suspicion that he was trailing the state minister for ICT Idah Nantaba to kill her, has petitioned the Director of Public Prosecution Mike Chibita,calling for the resignation of the minister.
Through their lawyer Muwada Nkunyingi of Muwada and Company Advocates, the family said this would pave way for smooth investigations.
“The family demands that Hon. Idah Nantaba resigns or be forced to resign or step aside as minister of state for ICT to pave way for smooth and transparent investigations since facts indicate that she is hiding under her position of minister of state, to defeat justice and defy investigation efforts of the Uganda Police force in the unlawful murder of the late Sebulime Ronald,” Nkunyingi said
The family also asked the international community to impose travel bans against all suspects mentioned in the petition, who include Ssali Edward the shooter, Opira Ronald, Baganza Cherotich and Hon. Idah Nantaba.
Other concerns from Sebulime’s family as indicated in the petition include; failure by the police to apprehend Nantaba over her role in the murder of Sebulime and providing wrong information to police.
They also accuse police of “being fearful to exercise its statutory powers.”
Earlier, a scuffle erupted at the DPP offices as police attempted to stop the family members from accessing the DPP Chambers, but later allowed lawyers and only 2 family members in.
After handing in the petition, the protesters resumed their match to the police headquarters in Naguru to deliver the same document to the IGP.
But police didn’t let them beyond Nakawa where they were arrested together with their lawyers.
Kampala Metropolitan Police said these would later be released without any charges.
“They have been taken to Jinja road police and we are simply going to have a discussion with them to find out what their problem and grievances are and the issue they want to present to inspector General of Police. If they have a written petition we shall take it with one of them to the IGP and if they don’t have it we are going to sit down together, write it and take it to IGP,” he said