Police have confirmed that security agencies are currently interrogating a city girl, who was kidnapped on Tuesday, in connection with the kidnap and murder of Maria Nagirinya and her driver Ronald Kitayimbwa last week.
Fortune Mugisha Ayebare was kidnapped by unknown people on Tuesday night from Kireka. Her friends and family sent out messages to help find her. However police has now come out to say that their officers are the ones who picked her up after it emerged she was among the last people seen with Nagirinya shortly before she was killed.
According to a police source, she is wanted in connection with the kidnap and murder of Maria Nagirinya, a former Social Worker with the Community Integrated Development Initiative (CIDI). Nagirinya was kidnapped outside her home in Lungujja, Rubaga Division alongside her driver also boda boda rider, Ronald Kitayimbwa on August 28, 2019. Their lifeless bodies were found dumped in Mukono district three days later.
A senior security officer intimated that Ayebare was picked up by a joint security team comprising operatives from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) in connection with Nagirinya’s murder.
According to the source, the operatives trailed Ayebare from Kampala city up to Kireka from where they picked her because she was among the last three girls seen with Nagirinya hours to her kidnap and subsequent murder. After apprehending the suspect, the operatives proceeded to Kireka police station where they identified themselves and stated the reason why she was picked up. The suspect was later driven to Katwe police station where she was briefly detained and later transferred to an unknown facility.