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SFC, UPDF Deny Kidnapping Music Promoter Bajjo

The SFC Spokesperson, Major Jimmy Omara and Defense Ministry Spokesperson, Brigadier Richard Karemire dismiss claims that Bajjo was kidnapped by security operatives under their respective units. “I am not aware,” Brig Karemire simply replied to Uganda Radio Network (URN) via a telephone call.erson, Major Jimmy Omara and UPDF mouthpiece Brigadier Richard Karemire all dismissed claims that Bajjo was kidnapped by security operatives under their respective unit
The Special Forces Command (SFC) and Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF have distanced themselves from the abduction of Andrew Mukasa aka Bajjo, a Music promoter. Bajjo was abducted on Saturday by armed security officers dressed in uniforms belonging to the Presidential Protection Guard-PPG, a unit under the elite SFC.

He was jointly addressing a press conference with Abbey Musinguzi alias Abitex, the proprietor of Abitex Promotions at Centenary Park on their planned marathon when the security officers picked him up and led him to a waiting van registration number UAT  511C. The arrest, which was captured by journalists who were covering the presser, went viral on the social media. Some people pointed accusing fingers the SFC and UPDF.  

However, the SFC Spokesperson, Major Jimmy Omara and Defense Ministry Spokesperson, Brigadier Richard Karemire dismiss claims that Bajjo was kidnapped by security operatives under their respective units.  “I am not aware,” Brig Karemire simply replied to Uganda Radio Network (URN) via a telephone call.

Similarly, Maj Omara took to his twitter handle and dismissed the accusations, describing the claims as malicious. He urged the public to disregard the stories of Bajjo being abducted by SFC. “There is some news making rounds on social media about an alleged arrest of Mr. Andrew Mukasa a music promoter. SFC has not carried out any operation in regard to what is being peddled. This is baseless and malicious. Please ignore it with the utmost contempt it deserves,” Maj Omara said. 

Fresh information indicates that the number plate on the vehicle that was used to pick Bajjo is the same number that was on the vehicle the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj Gen Muzeeyi Sabiiti used when he appeared in parliament in March 2018 for vetting. 

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) clarified back then that UAT  511C that was on Sabiiti’s Land Cruiser belonged to a Spacio vehicle in the name of Abdullah Trading Company. This isn’t the first time security operatives an on the spot over kidnapping suspects. Last year, several people were grabbed by plain cloth dressed security operatives and bundled in vehicles with fake number plates. 

Yusuf Kawooya, a member of Uganda Young Democrats (UYD) and the People Power movement leaders Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine were kidnapped and battered with gun butts in front of Christ the King Church on Colville Road. Dr. Ismail Kalule has also been a victim of numerous kidnaps by security operatives. Suspects in the murder of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP), Andrew Felix Kaweesi were also abducted by operatives at Nakawa junction after being released by court on bail.