Security agencies are set to place a Shs 100 million reward for anybody that identifies Yakoub (pictured above) who is the prime suspect in the kidnap and murder of Susan Magara that shook the country in February this year.
This website has finally obtained the photo of Yakoub also known as Byensi who allegedly played lead role in the abduction of Magara and her brutal killing.
The same Yakoub was the chief negotiator for the staggering Shs 3 billion ransom demanded from Susan’s family in exchange of her release.
Shortly after the death of Susan, Police released an audio recording to the media with a voice of a man said to be Yakoub as he communicated with Susan’s supposed mother. In the audio recording, Yakoub pressed the family to avail the ransom or else he would do the unthinkable.
Days later, Susan’s two fingers were chopped off and sent to the family.
Despite Police placing Shs 100M as a reward to anyone that could identify Yakoub’s voice, this didn’t bear any positive results.
Our sources within the security have disclosed that the investigations which are in their mature stages have now zeroed down to 11 people suspected to have taken part in the sophisticated murder.
Out of the 11 suspects, 8 are already in custody while the remaining 3 including Yakoub are still on the run.
“We have 8 of the 11 people who plotted the kidnap and later murdered Susan. We will publish the pictures of some of the suspects still on the run,” a credible security source confirmed to this site.
SoftPower News has also obtained the photo of a one Hajara who sometimes refers to herself as Zahara, whom this website recently reported that she had confessed to having administered a lethal injection that ended Susan Magara’s life.
Hajjara was arrested last week after some of the suspects picked up earlier gave out her name. Investigators discovered that it was in fact Hajjara’s vehicle that was used to transport Susan from one place to another before she was killed. The same vehicle was used to transport the deceased to a house in Konge where she was murdered.
While some media reports had previously cited a one Pato who lives in South Africa as the ‘killer’ of Susan, sources that have key knowledge of the ongoing investigation have told SoftPower News that Pato is off the hook in the case of Susan’s murder.
Similarly, reports that had linked Susan’s step mother to the crime appear now to be untrue as she is not part of those that are being investigated.
From the information this website is privy to, Hajara was found in possession of more than Shs 50 million which is thought to be part of the estimated Shs 700 million that Susan’s family paid in as ransom, days prior to her death. It is also understood from a suspect’s confession that those involved in the murder had already used a portion of the ransom money to purchase new trucks.
Part of the money was also used to fund activities such as feeding at the Usafi mosque where last week a security raid discovered over 100 people said to have been hostages.
Susan Magara, 28, was kidnapped on February 7 and would four weeks later be discovered dead and her lifeless body dumped near the road in Kigo, Wakiso district.
Her gruesome death followed futile efforts to track her captors as well as lenghty negotiations between her parents and the kidnappers over hefty financial demands.