Magara was strangled to death-Police pathologist reveals.

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November 22, 2023    By Country Radio   

Magara was strangled to death-Police pathologist reveals.

Kampala: Susan Magara, the former cashier at Bwendeiro Diary, was strangled to death, the high court heard on Wednesday from Dr. Moses Byaruhanga, the Director of Health Services in the Uganda Police Force-UPF. 

Byaruhanga, a pathologist and Prosecution witness number 13, stated that along with Dr. Sam Karungi, they conducted the postmortem examination on Magara’s body. 

Their findings indicated death by manual strangulation, causing a lack of oxygen. The nine suspects on trial for the kidnapping and subsequent murder of Magara are Abas Buvumbo, Yusuf Lubega, Hussein Wasswa, Muzamiru Ssali, Hassan Kato Miiro, Hajara Nakandi, Abubaker Kyewolwa, Mahad Kasalita, and Ismail Bukenya.

The evidence presented in court suggests a calculated motive behind the kidnapping, revealing a targeted approach towards affluent individuals and their families.

Magara was abducted from Lungujja, and held captive for three-weeks while negotiations for a US$1 million ransom were taking place. 

Following the receipt of US$200,000 (about Shillings 700 million) of the ransom, the kidnappers allegedly murdered Magara and disposed of her body in Kitiko.

Her body was discovered in Kigo, Wakiso District, on February 28th, 2018.

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