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Lawyer Still on the Run Over UGX1.4Billion Fraud :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Lawyer Still on the Run Over UGX1.4Billion Fraud

Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima, says all the suspects point to Wanyoto. He however, says investigations have stalled since the lawyer is nowhere to be found.
Police is still hunting for city Lawyer, Paul Wanyoto for allegedly orchestrating the kidnap and theft of Shillings 1.4billion from two South Korean nationals.

He is believed to have connived with Siraj Bakaleke, the former Kampala South Region Metropolitan Police Commander to defraud Park Seunghoon and Jang Shingu Un.

Bakaleke was interrogated and released on police bond. Five other police officers including Isaac Munezero, the Officer in charge Crime Intelligence Katwe Police Station, George Kayongo, Kenneth Zirintusa and Patrick Ochen were also arrested over the same matter.

Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima, says all the suspects point to Wanyoto. He however, says investigations have stalled since the lawyer is nowhere to be found. 

"You see when one of the suspects is on the run; all the others tend to blame him for everything. Until we have him, there is nothing much we can do, "Kayima said. 

Adding that, “he can run for as long as he wants but we will surely arrest him.” Preliminary findings indicate that intelligence personnel at the Katwe police station received information that two South Koreans nationals were looking for Gold worth USD1.5Million. The two had scheduled a meeting with some gold dealers at Acacia Mall with Wanyoto.

In a Statement recorded at the Flying Squad headquarters,  one of the fraud victim reveal that when they reached Acacia Mall,  instead of meeting the said dealers,  they were surrounded by security operatives, put at gun point and asked to hand over the money they had. 

Shillings 1.4billion was handed over to the police officers before the two south Koreans were arrested and detained at Katwe Police Station. After spending two days in police custody, the police officers bought two air tickets from Fly Emirates with plans of deporting the two foreigners back to South Korea.

However, the plane left as the fraud victims were being moved from Katwe Police Station to Entebbe Airport. The officers were picked up as they tried to secure for Rwanda Air and detained at Nalufenya police facility.  However, they have since been released on bond.

The accused officers were charged with obtaining money by false pretense, extortion and kidnap. There is also a disciplinary proceeding at the professional Standards Unit against the officers in relation to the fraud. 

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