As investigations are still ongoing African Scoop landed on new shocking evidence surrounding the incident where popular Ugandan blogger, Ibrahim Tusubira Lubega alias Isma Olaxess aka Jjaja Ichuli was allegedly shot dead by unknown gunmen on Saturday night near his home in Kyanja – Nakawa division
According to the preliminary findings indicate that Isma Olaxess was murdered by an unmasked assailant sure of his victim and mission at around 9:20 PM.
And he was shot six bullets that were found in his body according to the source that claims to have seen his postmortem report.
The police closed circuit television (CCTV) teams at Kampala Central police station, Kira Road and Kira Division have ruled out the possibility that the killer trailed the victim’s movements.
Security sources have intimated that the interlinked CCTV systems show Isma’s Toyota Hiace, reg no. UBK 213D moved without any suspicious vehicle or motorcycle trailing it until it branched off the road joining the access route leading to his area of residence where police cameras could no longer see it.
“Our cameras captured him in the co-drivers seat and he was being driven by the person we have already known as Mathias Waiswa,” security sources said.
“We have been told that Waiswa has been his personal friend and driver. Our analysis does not show any vehicle or motorcycle trailing him but his killer patiently waited for him.”
Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, has since confirmed that ISma was being driven by Waiswa who was not hurt during the shooting. Police have said that Waiswa is now being protected as a key witness.
“He was travelling in his motor vehicle, registered under number UBK 213D, with his driver, Mr Waswa Mathias,” Owoyesigyire said.
“Preliminary reports indicate that an unidentified gunman armed with an SMG opened fire on the vehicle, resulting in the fatal shooting of Tusubira who was seated in the passenger seat at the time of the attack.”
It is said that Tusubira’s killer arrived at the murder scene almost two hours earlier and was seen by locals who did not bother much about his presence. In fact, locals have since informed police that the killer was not masked, unlike in the previous gun murders.
“The locals saw him at around 7 pm and he kept walking in the same area,” said a security source. “The residents did not have any concerns since there were many other people walking in different directions in the same access route. However, they saw the same person briskly walking to Isma’s vehicle and opening fire in the co-drivers seat,” a security source said.
Asked about the description of the killer’s appearance, Owoyesigyire said police CCTVs do not cover the murder spot. He, however, said police have realized that several private homes in the same spot have CCTVs that could have captured the whole shooting incident.
“The locals are still in shock,” he said. “But we are engaging those homes we have seen with CCTV cameras to share with us the footage. Once we get these CCTV videos, we shall be able to give details of the killer and how it all happened,” Owoyesigyire said.
Security sources suspect that there might have been up someone briefing the killer on where he was seated in the vehicle, the reason he did not bother shooting at the driver.
“In murders where the shooter is not sure of the target, he ensures that all occupants are killed not to give the target any chance. But in this case, the shooter was very sure and this makes us suspect that there was a person who had seen Isma boarding the vehicle and shared that information with the killer,” the source said.
Tusubira’s murder has since been condemned by many Ugandans including parliament speaker Anita Among and Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who have tasked police to swiftly investigate the killing and apprehend the perpetrators.
He was buried yesterday by hundreds of people at his ancestral home in Mukono