UGANDA: Spy and kidnapper gets kidnapped, #MpawoAtalikaaba
A Police officer attached to the Flying Squad Unit, Faizal Katende, is still missing after he was allegedly kidnapped by unknown people.
Special police Constable (SPC) Katende was allegedly rearrested on February 16 by unknown after being given bail along with two others in the army court in Kampala pending trial over accusations of kidnapping a former bodyguard to Rwandan President Paul Kagame in 2013 before being dubiously extradited back home and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Mr Katende is among the nine suspects including senior police officers charged in connection with alleged kidnap of three Rwandan nationals.
Others include; the former Commandant of Police Professional Standard Unit Mr Joel Aguma, Senior Superintendent of Police Mr Nixon Agasirwe, Assistant Superintendent of Police James Magada (Crime Intelligence), Sgt Abel Tumukunde of the Flying Squad, AIP Benon Atwebembeire and D/Cpl Amon Kwarisima, attached to the Crime Intelligence Department.
Katende’s lawyer Lt Brian Moogion Tuesday told the General Court Martial sitting in Makindye and chaired by Lt Gen. Andrew Gutti that Mr Katende’s whereabouts is still unknown.
Court also cancelled the suspects’ bail before remanding them back to Luzira Prison.
This was after prosecution preferred fresh charges of unlawful possession of firearms against the suspects.
They have declined to take plea and Lt Gen. Gutti remanded them until March 27 when they will return to court to proceed on their plea taking.