Kampala. The prime suspect in the murder of three women and a baby in Kasubi has been subjected to a mental examination.
Musa Musasizi and five others were arrested on Tuesday by a crime intelligence team assigned by the police’s intelligence director, Brig Chris Damulira in collaboration with the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence. Their arrest came after Closed Circuit Television cameras captured vehicles near the spot where the women were burnt from, on three separate days.
Locals first found a female body burnt beyond recognition on March 12. Police were alerted and investigations kicked off. To their shock, another woman was found burning at the same spot the next day, and later, the third victim was also found burning at the same spot causing panic among residents and area leaders.
Police tracked all the vehicles sighted at the scene and arrested occupants. But during the interrogation, Musasizi pleaded guilty to the crime. Although the victims were not residents of Kasubi or Nakulabye, Musasizi is a resident of Mujomba Zone VI, Nakulabye, in Lubaga Division.
Musasizi told the police that he had earlier killed a woman and her three months old baby, bringing the number of victims to five. He added that he first had sexual intercourse with the four female victims.
CID Spokesperson, Charles Twine, said Musasizi’s revelation was the basis of subjecting him to mental examination before murder charges are slapped against him. Police on Thursday assigned surgeons and psychiatrists who spent hours examining Musasizi’s mental state.
“We want to understand whether he is normal. We shall also understand whether he was in his normal senses at the time of committing the crimes. We don’t want to charge a person who could be having a mental problem,” Twine said.
Musasizi said his first victim was Mclean Ahereza who he killed on February 22, 2021. He dumped Ahereza’s body in Nateete and burnt it with paraffin. He said he suspected her of having another affair.
“I strangled Ahereza because she was not honest. I also killed Kansiime and I dumped her body in Kasubi. I burnt it with petrol. She had a 3-month old baby. I started loving her when she was three months pregnant and she had been abandoned by her boyfriend,” a detective quoted Musasizi.
Musasizi has since taken police to all the scenes where he killed the victims and demonstrated the mode of murder. Some he strangled while others were hit with clubs on heads. The other two victims have been identified as Elizabeth Mutesi and one Noeline whom he picked from Makerere. Musasizi said he killed Mutesi for refusing 50,000 Shillings he had given her after having sex.
The security team from CMI, CID and crime intelligence have retrieved the victim’s clothes which Musasizi had dumped in a latrine. The phones had been dumped in another latrine which was also dismantled by detectives on Thursday.
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