All police stations around the country have been alerted to arrest former Kampala South Regional Police Commander Siraje Bakaleke who is facing charges of abuse of office and kidnap.
The revelation was made by the Principal State Attorney, Ms Alice Komuhangi, before the Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala on Tuesday.
“We have sent the warrant of arrest to all police stations and the search is still on,” Ms Komuhangi said.
Court also heard that the arrest warrant against Mr Bakaleke’s co-accused, Mr Paul Mugoya Wanyoto, was temporarily stopped until November 15.
“To avoid a pre-emptying of the application before court before its disposal, the applicant should not be arrested until November 15, 2018 when the application will be disposed off,” reads in part the court order issued by Justice Lydia Mugambe of the High Court Civil Division.
Grade One Magistrate Moses Nabende extended the warrant of arrest against Mr Bakaleke.
“There is an order served to this court and shall be complied with, however criminal summons against Mr Wanyoto shall be extended,” Mr Nabende said.
The case was adjourned to November 20.
Prosecution states that Mr Bakaleke and others still at large between February 4 and 11, 2018 in Kampala while employed in the Uganda Police Force in various ranks and appointments 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.
Mr Bakaleka, 34, faces the charges with six other police officers who include Mr Robert Munezero 31, Mr Innocent Nuwagaba 32, Mr Robert Asiimwe Ray 37, Mr Junior Amanya 28, Mr Gastavas Babu 27 and Mr Kenneth Zirintusa 26.
Another is a businessman, Mr Samuel Nabeta Mulowooza, 30, the Managing Director of Eyepower Engineering Company.