A court in the Ugandan capital, Kampala has issued a warrant of arrest for Aaron Baguma, the former Kampala Central Divisional Police Commander.
Jameson Kalemani, the Buganda Road Chief Magistrate issued the arrest warrant on Thursday morning following after of Baguma failed to show up before court where he is wanted for murder, kidnap and aggravated robbery.
This followed a revelation by Jonathan Muwanganya, the Buganda Road Resident State Attorney that Baguma’s whereabouts are unknown. Muwanganya told court that police informed them that they have failed to trace for Baguma, saying he was last at his last known at Kampala Central Police Station where he was transferred from a month ago.
As a result, Kalemani issued an arrest warrant for Baguma. He asked any police officer who cites Baguma to pick him up and arraign him before court on September 1. The charges against Baguma stem from his role in the alleged kidnap and subsequent murder of city business woman Betty Katushabe.
Katushabe died on October 21 last year after allegedly being tortured by Muhammad Ssebuwufu, the proprietor of Pine Car bond and his bouncers for alleged failure to clear a debt of Shillings 9 million for the purchase of a vehicle from the bond. The bouncers are Stephen Lwanga, Phillip Mirambo and Godfrey Kayizzi.