The suspect aged 35, hanged himself inside the cells of Kikuuta Police Station where he had been detained on the offence of threatening violence against his mother, with whom they were feuding over land.
During the rally, Ssentamu declared his defection to NUP and took off time to campaign against Youth and Children Affairs State Minister, Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, who is also the NRM candidate for Bukomansimbi Woman parliamentary seat, whom she previously mobilized for in Kitanda Sub County.
The charged NUP supporters attempted to block the arrest of the defectors prompting police to fire teargas and live bullets in the air to disperse them before roughing up Alex Ssempijja and Abdul Ssentamu.
This is the second time the District has suffered a burglary in a space of five months. During the first incident, in April, thugs went away with 90 pairs of gumboots that had been procured for Village Health Teams.
Ssekiziyivu, the affected pupils and the District Education Officer were summoned by UNEB for interrogation, where it was confirmed that he was the mastermind of the cheating and that he worked with the help of invigilators to offer external assistance to the candidates.
Preliminary police investigations show that Mugaga started defiling the minor before he decided to rent for her a house in Nyendo, a suburb of Masaka town where she was found following her disappearance from her parents home for days.
Ssebugwawo, a retired police officer, was killed together with six others including his 12 years old granddaughter on the 2018 New Years Eve. On January 03rd, 2018, President Museveni visited the crimes scenes in Kisojjo and Kyamabaale villages in Butenga Sub County in Bukomansimbi district.
While addressing a gathering on Wednesday after visiting the affected families, President Museveni explained that when the thugs raided the area, some survivors sought for help but they could not get it since majority of the people were busy in bars drinking alcohol to celebrate the New Year.
The killing of Senior Superintendent of Police Dennis Ssebugwawo Lumala in latest attacks in Bukomansimbi district has reignited fears among those once listed for killings. Ssebugwaawo is among the seven people who were killed in attacks on New Years day when thugs raided villages in Bukomasimbi and Lwengo districts. Ssebugwawos name was on the list of those targeted in the infamous anonymous letters dropped in Bukomansimbi in April last year.
Five People including a retired police officer have been killed and 12 others admitted at Masaka regional referral Hospital after being attacked and hacked by unknown thugs in Lwengo and Bukomansimbi districts.
Three supporters of the ruling National Resistance Movement NRM are still admitted at Bukomansimbi Medical Centre after they were severely beaten for attempting to disrupt a consultative meeting convened by Veronicah Nanyondo, the District Woman MP.