Suspended Kampala South metropolitan police commander Siraje Bakaleke and six other police officers were summoned on Wednesday by the Anti-Corruption court have summoned to appear and answer to charges of abuse of office.
The accused are face charges in relation to kidnap, wrongful arrest and confinement of three Korean investors.
Bakaleke is said to have used his office and connived with Mugoya Wanyoto, a city lawyer to defraud 415,000 US dollars from the three Koreans investors.
The prosecution says that after the wrongful arrest of the Koreans, Wanyoto obtained another 30, 000 US Dollars from them on the false pretence that it was a legal fee to represent them on the criminal charges they were facing.
Now Bakaleke, Wanyoto, a one Samuel Nabeta Mulowooza and the other six police officers who were serving at different ranks as Deputy Assistant Superintendents of police and police constables face 12 counts of abuse of office, kidnap and abducting with intent to confine a person, embezzlement, obtaining money by false pretence and conspiracy to commit an offence.
When the case came up for plea taking in court today, only Samuel Mulowooza; the managing Director of Eye power Engineering Company was present.
This prompted grade one magistrate Moses Nabende to issue the criminal summons ordering Bakeleke and his co-accused to appear on October 5, 2018.