Uganda:Kaweesi murder: Woman convicted over telling lies

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On 10 May 2017 at 05:15

An 18-year-old woman was yesterday sentenced to 18 months in prison for giving false information to the police regarding the murder of former police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi.
Sheila Nalubega was sentenced after she pleaded guilty to giving false information to police.
“The said wrong information made to Detective ASP Sophy Neboshi led to wasting of taxpayer’s money while investigating it, hence Nalubega deserves a deterrent sentence. She is hereby convicted on her own plea of (...)

An 18-year-old woman was yesterday sentenced to 18 months in prison for giving false information to the police regarding the murder of former police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

Sheila Nalubega was sentenced after she pleaded guilty to giving false information to police.

“The said wrong information made to Detective ASP Sophy Neboshi led to wasting of taxpayer’s money while investigating it, hence Nalubega deserves a deterrent sentence. She is hereby convicted on her own plea of guilty,” declared Mr Moses Nabende, the Grade One Magistrate at City Hall Court.

During the trial the prosecution submitted that Ms Nalubega, a resident of Bukomansimbi in Masaka District on April 29 at Kyaliwajjala in Kampala lied to Detective ASP Neboshi that she saw and knew Kaweesi’s killers.

The soft-spoken Nalubega told court that she volunteered the false information in order to get the reward money the police had promised to any person with information that could lead to the arrest of the killers.

According to the court record, Nalubega went to Kyaliwajjala Police Post near Kampala where she informed Detective ASP Neboshi that she had witnessed and seen the people who killed Kaweesi. However, upon interrogation, she admitted she was lying.

Kaweesi was gunned down in a police vehicle on March 17 by unknown assailants a few metres from his residence in Kulambiro suburb as he left for work.

He was killed together with his bodyguard Kenneth Erau and driver Godfrey Wambewo. Thirteen suspects have been charged in court and remanded to Luzira Prison.

Four of the suspects were arrested at Kaweesi’s burial in Kitwekyanjovu in Kyazanga Sub-county, Lwengo District.

The case

Sheila Nalubega was sentenced after she pleaded guilty to giving false information to police. The soft-spoken Nalubega told court that she volunteered the false information in order to get the reward money the police had promised to any person with information that could lead to the arrest of the killers.

Source:Daily Monitor


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