Uganda Police are investigating the alleged disappearance of controversial South Sudan tycoon Lawrence Lual Malong Yor Jnr.
Lual first came to public limelight when he posted a video of himself lying on a bed splattered with $1 million (Shs 36bn) which he claimed was a donation to charity.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire said the law enforcement body is “investigating his (Lual) disappearance.”
He added: “The brother of Lual opened up a case at Kabalagala Police Station. So we are looking into it.”
It is suspected Lual is being held by Uganda’s military intelligence operatives who this week raided his hotel room in Kabalagala, Kampala.
The Defence Spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire said the military is not holding Lual.
“Not at all,” said Karemire when asked by ChimpReports whether Lual was in army’s custody.
But family members told us Lual was taken by armed security operatives.
Lual was previously described by the media as a son of gen Paul Malong, South Sudan’s most feared dissident army General who commanded the Special Forces and also served as Chief of Staff of SPLA.
But Lual dismissed the claims as untrue, saying, “my father is Lual Malong Yor Snr. General Malong is not my father… we are not related.”
President Museveni mediated the peace talks in South Sudan which led to a peace agreement signed by President Salva Kiir and his rival Riek Machar.
Museveni and his Sudan counterpart, Omar Al Bashir were tasked to guarantee the peace deal, which includes ensuring Uganda and Sudan are not used to plan acts that would destabilize South Sudan.
Reports indicated Malong was mobilizing for a rebellion to oust Kiir, accusations the former power army chief denies.
Rarely do Ugandan authorities arrest socialites who splash large sums of money in public.