Kipoi On South Africa’s Wanted List – Police

Tony Nsubuga Kipoi, the MP for Bubulo County West, in Manafwa District. PHOTO BY GEOFFREY SSERUYANGE
Tony Nsubuga Kipoi, the MP for Bubulo County West, in Manafwa District. PHOTO BY GEOFFREY SSERUYANGE

The Uganda Police Force reveals that embattled Bubulo West MP Tony Kipoi Nsubuga is on the wanted list of two other countries for various crimes.

Okoth Ochola, The Deputy Inspector General of Police says that Uganda police has received letters from the government of Botswana and that of South Africa calling for assistance in arresting Kipoi for trial.

Ochola says that Kipoi masqueraded as a traditional healer and defrauded a female Botswana national of Euros 82,000 promising to cure her eye problems.

Kipoi allegedly told the woman that the money she had on her bank account was causing her eye problems and told her to send it to his account for cleansing, Ochola today told Parliaments committee on Rules, Privileges and discipline.

The committee is investigating the MP following reports of his recent arrest among rebels in the jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo vis-à-vis his continued absence in parliament.

He was initially arrested on charges of treason and concealment of treason but was granted bail under unclear circumstances.

Kipoi is also accused of stealing a vehicle in Botswana and trafficking drugs to South Africa.

According to the letter read to the committee by the Director Interpol Asan Kasingye, the South African government said that Kipoi was trafficking drugs with a Nigerian national identified as Austin Olu.

Kipoi appeared in court in January where he was granted bail by Justice Lameck Mukasa of the high court.

Ochola said that the legislator jumped bail in October this year adding that a warrant of arrest has been secured to have him rearrested. He adds that the police plans to write to the DRC government asking them to extradite him to Uganda.

Meanwhile, The same committee tasked an official from Immigrations office to explain circumstances under which Kipoi obtained two passports saying that it is the reason why the authorities have failed to keep track of him.

But Erick Patrick Chebroin the Principle Immigration’s officer says Kipoi did not surrender the ordinary passport he held before obtaining an official passport.

There are contradicting reports about the legislator’s current whereabouts. While police says he is in Army custody in DRC, his lawyer Dennis Mukasa Mbidde says he is hospitalized in Kinshasa.

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