Crime & Investigation

Security Agencies Clash Over Missing Businessman

Police and a sister security agency Chieftancy of Military Intelligence (CMI) have clashed over a missing Kampala businessman who was allegedly kidnapped on Monday this week.

The businessman identified as  Yuda Kuseka allias Mirembe was pick by persons believed to be security operatives from his shop located at Nansana Masitowa along Hoima road.

Since his arrest, family members are still struggling to find his whereabouts as security agencies claim that he is in none of their custody.

According to family, when Kiseka informed them about his arrest, they followed up to Nansana police but he was not found.

They were advised to check at Special Investigations Unit (SIU) in Kireka.

While at SIU, they were advised to get a reference number at Nasansa police and later report to Katwe police division which would refer them to check at Makindye military barracks.

At Makindye, family members were told that the businessman was not in their custody neither.

Prior to his arrest, family sources said that he used to receive threatening calls from unknown people, but never reported to police.

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Reacting to the incident, Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesman Patrick Onyango said that a one captain Johnson Mwebaze from CMI picked the businessman.

Onyango said that the captain booked at Nansana police and also asked for additional manpower for back up as he conducted the arrest.

“After arrest, the police let the captain take his suspect,” Onyango said.

No statement was registered at Nansana police station.

Onyango further referred to the army for more details.

Brigadier Richard Karemire in his comment did not confirm such operation by CMI.

He also denied that Captain Johnson Mwebaze is an operative of CMI and any other military security agency.

“We don’t have that captain and I have been trying to call his number, but he doesn’t pick,” Karemire said.

Karemire maintains that the responsibility is on police to explain the whereabouts of the missing businessman because they would have recorded  details of both the victim and the said captain.

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