Confusion As 3 People Claim Fire Victim's Cash

search geneva; font-size: small;”>Fracas came when a one Jesica Nalule, try 34, who claimed being the mother of the patient, was given money by the police.

However, a few minutes later another man identified as Martin Ssekandi, who was looking after the patient at the hospital, came in and denied that Nalule was not the mother of the victim.

As tempers flared over who should take the presidential offer, another woman only identified as Justine Nalugwa, 21, claimed she was the sister of the victim and therefore the legitimate claimant of the funds.

This forced police to withdraw the money from Nalule until investigations are made to find out the truth.

In an interview with Chimpreports, Nalule stressed that she received a call on Sunday from an unidentified person informing her of the accident.

“I was told that my son was one of those involved in the accident,” stressed Nalule. She further noted that Sserunkuuma was born in Kyanamukaaka in Masaka district and that his father had already passed away.

“Sserunkuma was born in Masuulita and no one knows about the whereabouts of his father,” intervened Nalugwa who noted that she was a sister to Serunkuma and accused Nalule of masquerading .

Ssekandi added to this when he also noted that the patient had never told him of having any mother from Kyanamukaaka.

Faced with this circus, police have decided to take DNA samples for all the claimants to get the right person to receive the money.

Kampala metropolitan police commander Andrew Kaweesi noted that police and State house had halted the giving of money to individuals and noted that they would go down to the villages of the victims to find out the rightful persons to receive the money.

“We learnt lessons from the previous cases of the bomb blast at Kyaddondo where many people claimed for money yet they were masquerading as relatives,” stressed Kaweesi.


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