Police has released on bond two opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) party Members of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana after hours of interrogation.
According to sources, Ssewanyana and Ssegirinya have been charged with murder and attempted murder before being told to return to Masaka police station tomorrow at mid-day to answer more queries.
The two legislators were served with summons inviting them to appear before CID officials in Masaka today. Accompanied by their lawyers and other colleagues, they reported to the station where they spent the whole day.
Police accuses the duo of allegedly masterminding the gruesome murders in the greater Masaka region where over 25 people have been mysteriously killed.
While addressing journalists at Naguru police headquarters police spokesperson Fred Enanga revealed that some of the suspects arrested over the serial murders that have claimed mainly aged citizens pinned the two MPs for orchestrating the killings.
He further noted that according to intelligence, the duo allegedly held a meeting in Ndeeba, Kampala from where they met some of the killers promising them wealth.
He says they believe the motive was to create animosity against elderly victims for selfish gains.
“The suspects in their admissions clearly indicate how they were recruited, taken through the intentionally designed plans in a meeting at Ndeeba, and create animosity against elderly victims, who do not share their views. The suspects were promised wealth as a motivating factor. And that it is under the command of the two politicians that the victims were hacked and beaten to death. It is further alleged that the politicians facilitated the movement of the assailants and induced them to commit the atrocities against their victims,” Enanga said.