In a shocking revelation during the ongoing trial at the High Court in Kampala, it has been disclosed that Susan Magara, the victim of a 2018 kidnapping and murder, was injected with a deadly overdose of the surgical anesthetic drug ketamine. The injection, administered on her chest, resulted in her immediate and tragic death. This revelation was made by Mr. Frank Nyakairu, a chief investigator attached to the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), while providing details about the roles played by each of the nine accused individuals involved in Magara’s murder.
The use of ketamine, a drug typically employed for surgical anesthesia, to end Susan Magara’s life is a chilling and deeply disturbing development in the case. Mr. Nyakairu explained that Abbasi Buwembo, one of the accused, administered the ketamine, causing Magara’s heart to burst and leading to her suffocation. The drug was used inappropriately and rapidly, resulting in her tragic death. It’s worth noting that ketamine hydrochloride is typically administered carefully in medical settings, emphasizing the severe nature of this crime.
The witness further detailed the involvement of two suspects, Yakub Byensi and Hakim Lugolobi. Byensi, who remains at large, is said to have masterminded the entire operation alongside Lugolobi, who allegedly secured the mobile lines used in the kidnapping. It was revealed that these two suspects fled to Katosi in Mukono District, where they reportedly acquired a substantial piece of land using the ransom money they had received.
Hajara Nakandi, another suspect in the case, played a chilling role by guarding Magara and ultimately dismembering her body. Nakandi severed two of Magara’s fingers, which were sent to her family in a parcel. She then used her vehicle to transport and dispose of Magara’s lifeless body at Kitiko Birongo, located along the Kampala Southern Bypass.
Other suspects were primarily tasked with spying on and monitoring Magara’s family members during the period when Byensi was demanding the ransom. Their involvement adds to the complexity of this gruesome case, revealing the extent to which the perpetrators went to achieve their sinister goals.
The case has been adjourned by Justice Alex Ajiji, presiding over the trial, to the following week for further proceedings. The prosecution alleges that the accused, along with individuals who are still at large, kidnapped Susan Magara on February 7, 2018, with the intent of obtaining a ransom or benefiting from her release to prevent her murder. This revelation has brought the heinous details of this case into the spotlight, shedding new light on the disturbing events that led to Susan Magara’s tragic death.