By Sania Babirye
Anti corruption court grade one magistrate Moses Nabende has issued a warrant of arrest for the troubled and suspended Kampala South Metropolitan police commander ACP Siraje Bakaleke.
The warrant of arrest has been issued after Bakaleke who was scheduled to appear before court failed to turn up in court to be officially charged.
Bakaleke is charged with 12 counts of Abuse of office and conspiring with others to steal 1.4 billion shillings (415000 US Dollars ) from three Korean investors in February this year.
State prosecutor Harriet Ongomu informed court that on the 17th of September, Bakaleke was been dully served through his lawyer Senguka Robert and Nakachwa partners yet they all failed to show up in court with no communication.
On the 11th of September, High court judge Musa Sekaana also dismissed an application by Bakeleke in which he wanted court to stop his trial in the anti corruption court on grounds that the DPP can not prosecute him when investigations were still on going.
On the 5th of September 2018, Grade one magistrate Moses Nabende issued summons against ACP Bakaleke and other 6 police officers serving in different ranks to appear before him and plead to charges of kidnapping and wrongfully confining the three Korean nationals from whom they defrauded 1.4 billion shillings .
Bakaleke’s co accused include Innocent Bunezero, Innocent Nuwagaba, Robery Asimwe, Amanya Junior, Babu Gastavasi, Mugoya Wanyoto Paul and Nabeta Samuel,
These are charged with arbitrary directing the wrongful arrest and confinement of three Korean Nationals.
These are said to have committed the offense between the 4th and 11th of February 2018.
These are facing 12 counts of abuse of office, conspiracy to defraud and conspiracy to commit a felony.