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DPP Drops Murder Case Against Minister Nantaba

The Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) has dropped murder charges against State Minister for Information and Communications Technology Idah Nantaba.

Nantaba together with three others have been on trial over the death of a one Ronald Sebulime who was shot dead in March 2019.

Sebulime who was riding on a sport bike was arrested, cuffed and executed by Police Officers on suspicion that he intended to assassinate the minister.

The issues caused a public uproar that saw three Police Constables Ronald Opira, Edward Cherotich and Ronald Baganza sued and arrested.

A one Corporal David Ssali, attached to Kasangati Police Station would later confess to the crime and a ballistic report confirmed that the killer gun actually belonged to him.

He was charged and remanded to Luzira while the other three officers were sent to the Police Disciplinary Unit for trial.

But the trio was never charged prompting the late Sebulime’s family to file for a private prosecution against them and Minister Nantaba who they said was also an accomplice to the murder.

The DPP would later take over the case but to the dismay of the family, the case was dropped on Monday September 9th.

“This is to inform court that the Director of Public Prosecutions has decided to discontinue proceedings against Erios Nantaba Idah, PC Ronald Opira, PC Ronald Baganza and PC Edward Cherotich charged with murder,” the DPP’s withdrawal notice reads.