All police stations countrywide have received arrest warrants to apprehend former Kampala South Regional Police Commander Siraje Bakaleke who is wanted for trial on charges of abuse of office and kidnap.
We have sent the warrants of arrest to all police stations and the search is still on, the Principal State Attorney in the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Ms Alice Komuhangi, told the Anti-Corruption Court yesterday.
However, she added that Bakaleke is still on the run and has not been traced.
Ms Komuhangi further told trial magistrate Moses Nabende that the prosecution had a temporary order from the High Court halting the arrest of Bakalekes co-accused and city lawyer, Paul Mugoya Wanyoto until November 15 when his petition challenging criminal proceedings against him at the Anti-Corruption Court will be disposed of.
Mr Bakaleke is on trial on charges on abuse of office, embezzlement, obtaining money by false pretence and kidnap.
Bakaleke, 34, is jointly charged with six other police officers: Robert Munezero, Innocent Nuwagaba, Robert Ray Asiimwe, Junior Amanya, Gastavas Babu, Kenneth Zirintusa and businessman Samuel Nabeta Mulowooza, the managing director of Eyepower Engineering Company.
Prosecution states that the accused and others still at large between February 4 and 11, 2018, in Kampala while employed in the Uganda Police Force did or directed to be done arbitrary acts prejudicial to the interests of their employer or of a one Jang Seungkwon in abuse of the authority of their offices by causing the said Jang to be wrongfully arrested and confined.
The case was adjourned to November 20
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