Teams from the Criminal Investigations Directorate, Crime Intelligence Directorate, Forensics and IT directorates, have revealed that the assassination of renowned vlogger Ibrahim Tusuubira also known as Isma Olaxess and Jajja Iculi, was not a random incident but rather targeted.
Police confirmed this after identifying that there were two assailants who used a pistol and not a sub machine gun, as had earlier been reported and these emerged from a hideout, near the deceased’s home before killing him.
Speaking to journalists at police headquarters inNaguru, Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said the armed assailant fired multiple shots at close range killing Isma Olaxess instantly, leaving his driver uninjured.
He noted that the assailants dropped one glove which was recovered by police with the aid of its canine dog.
“Our cyber teams are following a lead that as soon as they left Mutungo, when they reached Munyonyo roundabout, Isma received a phone call and asked the driver to park aside because the person behind the phone was telling him to wait for him there( at round about),” Enanga said on Monday.
According to Enanga the deceased together with his driver waited for the person behind the phone call but all in vain, and as he didn’t appear, they drove home until when they reached his gate where they were attacked.
Police highlighted that it is not clear whether the caller is linked to the masterminds of this murder or not, but investigations will be able to establish in due course.
“Investigations have indicated that before his shooting, the deceased on the fateful day played football in Munyonyo before he left and used the Entebbe Expressway and later had dinner at Nyakaana bar in Mutungo where he left at around 8:15pm for his home in Kyanja,” he explained.
As they continue to carry out investigations, polie have confirmed the arrest of two people along with the driver who is in security custody to aid in the investigations.
Ibrahim Tusubira, popularly known as Isma Olaxess, was a Ugandan blogger and music critic who was tragically shot and killed in Kyanja, an urban suburb in Kampala, Uganda’s capital, on a Saturday evening.
The blogger was buried on Sunday in Mukono district.