Police have intensified a hunt for one of their own Siraje Bakaleke.
The former Kampala South Regional Police Commander has been on a run since October last year when the Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala ordered for his immediate arrest for allegedly defying court summons.
According to 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.
Now, the force has issued a public appeal to whoever has any information which may lead to his arrest and prosecution to pass it in confidence to the nearest police station.
“ACP Bakaleke Siraje whose photograph appears above is wanted by the Anti Corruption Division of the High Court for the offences of abuse of office , conspiracy to defraud, kidnapping with intent to confine a person, and conspiracy to commit a felony of the Anti Corruption Division Kampala criminal case no 0095/2018 and AVIPOL CRB047/2018,” said Fred Enanga, the Uganda Police Spokesperson in an appeal dated April 25, 2019 before providing telephone numbers 0715411674, 0712667713 and 0715354978 to be used by any person with information leading to Bakaleke’s arrest.