By Our Reporter
Kampala, Uganda: The killers of former Arua municipality Member of Parliament Col. Ibrahim Abiriga, who was gunned down a few meters from his home in Kawanda last year are not about to be caught.
This comes after our Spies learning that investigations into Abiriga’s murder are currently on a dead end, whereby detectives have exhausted all possible leads without any breakthrough. According to sources privy to the case, records at the Criminal Investigations Directorate indicate that the only information available about the murder are ballistic analysis report, the Scene Of Crime report, mobile phone analysis, call printouts and seven witness statements, all of them different in the description of the gunmen and the shooting. The said exhibits were all collected during the first month after the June 8, 2018 incident. Abiriga was gunned down together with his brother Said Butele Kongo, as they approached their home in Kirinyabigo, Kawanda in Wakiso District. The shooting was not any different from the assassination of Muslim clerics, Major Muhammad Kiggundu, State Prosecutor Joan Kagezi and Police boss Andrew Felix Kaweesi. The file is being handled by the department of Homicide and Kampala Metropolitan Police Criminal Investigations department led by Johnson Olal. According to one of the detectives involved in the investigations, after analyzing all the reports and findings from the scene of crime, there was nothing to go with and proceed with investigations.
Initially, a phone found at the Scene of Crime was thought to be the lead that would help detectives solve the murder questions. But that lead hit a dead end when it was revealed that the phone was dropped by a 19-year-old resident of Kirinyabigo who rushed to the scene after the shooting. The 19-year-old was put into custody for almost two months and extensively interrogated by the Internal Security Organisation over his alleged involvement in Abiriga’s murder but he turned out to be innocent.