Police take Kalungi to crime scene
Posted Monday, January 7 2013 at 02:00
Reconstructing events. The alleged boyfriend of the deceased MP was taken to his Buziga house yesterday, in a police bid to find more clues to his confession.
Mr Adam Suleiman Kalungi, the suspected boyfriend of the late Butaleja Woman MP, was yesterday taken to his home in Buziga, a Kampala suburb, to reconstruct the scene of crime.
Police took Mr Kalungi to his house a day after he recorded an extrajudicial statement at Buganda Road Magistrate Court, in which he allegedly confessed to possessing narcotic drugs and consuming them with Cerinah Nebanda a night before she died.
The deputy police spokesperson, Mr Vincent Sekate, said the move would help detectives understand the sequence of events before and after the death of the MP.
“We wanted him to show us how the deceased accessed the house, where he had stored the suspected narcotic drugs and how the MP accessed them,” Mr Sekate said.
Reconstruction of a crime scene is helpful in knowing the sequence of events in an investigation.
Mr Sekate also confirmed that Mr Kalungi had recorded an extrajudicial statement but declined to say why they took him on Saturday when courts were supposed to be closed.
An extrajudicial statement cannot be retracted or altered in court as is with those made at police.
Mr Kalungi’s remarks in the extrajudicial statement, a top police investigator at Special Investigations Unit said, may greatly water down their charge of manslaughter against him and other five suspects, who are currently on remand at Luzira prison.
“Kalungi’s statement suggests that the deceased consumed the drugs knowingly, though she took the drugs the wrong way, which shifts culpability from him to the deceased,” an investigator said.
Nevertheless, the investigator said, the Director of Public Prosecutions, who is also following the case, will advise the police today.
Police had added a manslaughter charge against Mr Kalungi and five other people on allegations that they supplied the narcotic drugs, leading to the death of the MP.