New claim on Hanuabada shootings

Hanuabada investigators are claiming to have uncovered that statements given in by police into the initial shooting –to-death investigation at the village, were in fact the same statements typed out with just the submitting officer’s name being changed

Acting Director of Crimes Moses Ibsagi revealed this claiming this has frustrated efforts of the team and  has shed light on police to tighten up on the current parameters of the case.

He adds that so far the 24 police officers  will have to be re-interviewed while his team have completed 15 statements from villager with more anticipated to come in.

Ibsagi said so far the team has been working to re-establish the case work and commends the teams  efforts  and  the cooperation of villagers who have been assisting police.

As for the firearm that was used, he says  that with ballistic and further forensic tests the team has concluded that the rounds found in the body of Nicolas Rarua matched  the bullets that were retrieved from Nou Karoho, the sole survivor of the shooting incident.

Ibsagi claims that only one gun was used in the shooting adding that for the other victim, Toka Gaudi, police will need to verify statements as well as site evidence on hand as he claims there were no bullets were retrieved from his body.

He says the ten new bullet casings that were handed over will also be tested to see if they are tied to the case or may be random casings found.

Julianna Waeda