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Court Issues Fresh Arrest Warrant For Bakaleke

The Anti-Corruption Court has again extended the warrant of arrest for senior police officer Siraje Bakaleke, who is on the run over charges of fraud.

Bakaleke, who is believed to have run into exile, is wanted to answer charges of kidnap, obtaining money by false pretence, abuse of office and embezzlement in connection with the arrest and deportation of two South Korean nationals and taking their money.

The extension of his warrant of arrest followed the failure by the prosecution to cause his arrest and have him delivered to court to answer the charges.

Mr Bakaleka 34, faces the charges with six other police officers who include Robert Munezero 31, Innocent Nuwagaba 32, Robert Asiimwe Ray 37, Junior Amanya 28, Gastavas Babu 27 and Kenneth Zirintusa 26.

Another is a businessman and the managing director of EYEPOWER Engineering Company Mr Samuel Nabeta Mulowooza 30.

“The warrant of arrest for Mr Bakaleka is issued for March 14 and bail extended for the rest of the accused persons,” Grade One magistrate Moses Nabende said on Thursday.

Prosecution states that Mr Bakaleke, Mr Munezero, Mr  Nuwagaba, Mr Asiimwe, Mr Amanya, Mr Babu  and Mr Zirintusa 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.

 

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