By our reporter

South Africa has handed over Patrick Agaba aka Pato, a key suspect in the Susan Magara murder to Uganda.

Pato was arrested early this month in South Africa after an operation led by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and Internal Security Organisations (ISO) netted his two other alleged accomplices — Ronald Asiimwe aka Kanyankole and Bob Kibirango, who is a driver of another prominent city socialite who is currently detained in Dubai over stolen money.

The detectives who are supposed to bring him to Uganda include the Kampala Metropolitan Police Criminal Investigations Commander Olal and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mark Odong.

The two are scheduled to travel to Uganda with the suspect this evening.

It is reportedly that Pato fled the country on February 25 shortly after receiving the alleged $200,000 ransom money that had been paid to them by the Magara family the day before, after shortchanging his other accomplices. Sources also say that it was possible Magara was killed as a result of anger arising from being shortchanged by Agaba.

He did not travel using his real names but rather a forged passport under the name of Patrick Asiimwe.

Apart from video footage of Agaba passing through the airport, he is implicated by phone call exchanges between two other suspects Bob Kibirango and Ronald Asiimwe also known as Kanyankole.

Susan was kidnapped on February 7 and her car found abandoned at their gate with all her phones. Her killers then contacted the family and demanded $1m dollars (about sh3.65b) before they could release her. After three weeks, her body was recovered dumped on the Southern Bypass and during her requiem mass, the family revealed that her killers had chopped off her fingers and sent them together with a recording of the incident to the family.

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