By Stephen Kalema

Every police station across the country has been put on an alert to arrest Siraja Bakaleke.

This after  the Principal State Attorney, Alice Komuhangi on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for the former Kampala South Regional Police Commander.

Komuhangi delivered the warrant to the Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala.

“We have sent the arrest warrant to all police stations in the country as we continue our search for him,” Komuhangi said.

Bakaleke has since October been on the run after the  Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala ordered for his immediate arrest for allegedly defying court summons.

According to the prosecution, Bakaleke and others while still police officers in Uganda Police Force, used the authority of their offices to arrest wrongfully and confine innocent people among other cases.

Together with six police officers; Junior Amanya, Babu Gastavas, Kenneth Zirintusa, Innocent Nuwagaba, Robert Asiimwe and Robert Munezero and one civilian Samuel Nabeta Mulowooza, Bakaleke is also accused of defrauding three Korean nationals of Shs1.5 billion between February 4 and 11, 2018.

According to the prosecution, the accused people had conspired to kidnap the Koreans with the intention of secretly and wrongfully confining, then defrauding them.

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