Police blame ISO for city kidnaps; Open investigations into ISO operatives

Kenneth Kazibwe

Kenneth Kazibwe

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The police spokesperson Emilian Kayima, has revealed that the force is investigating a section Internal Security Organisation operatives for allegedly masterminding  a number of kidnaps.

Businesswoman Nganga Bibiche Bola, a Congolese national residing at Konge in Makindye division was kidnapped on February 23 by unknown people before he resurfaced on Wednesday afternoon.

However according to police,Nganga had been in the hands of ISO operatives.

“She  was in the hands of ISO according to her testimony,”Kayima said in a statement.

“She claims that she was kidnapped by unknown people dressed in military fatigue with assault rifles and was in detention since then.”

The police publicist said they are investigating the matter to establish who was behind the kidnap and the motive.

“Police is investigating suspected ISO operatives for alleged kidnaps,”Kayima said.

“We shall continue to work closely to stamp out such acts and all acts of criminality to guarantee citizens safety and security.”

When contacted for a comment,ISO Director General, Col.Frank Kaka Bagyenda laughed off the allegations by police that his men are involved in kidnaps.

“The police should first do their job and investigate the matter at hand(Suzan Magara’s murder),”Col.Kaka told the Nile Post in a phone interview on Wednesday night.

A number of people have in the past been kidnapped by unknown assailants and whereas some have been rescued,others have remained missing.

However,the latest development looks as the new battle ground between police and other security agencies especially the Internal Security Organisation.

The rift that became pronounced last year when the two security agencies clashed at the home of Mbabazi Muhoza, a lady believed to be a girlfriend to the slain police spokesperson AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi in Lungujja, Rubaga division in Kampala district has of late grown .

President Museveni recently warned that the fights were unhealthy because the security agencies are meant to serve people.

“This should end because they are meant to fight the enemy and not themselves,”Museveni told journalists at the Kawumu presidential demonstration farm.

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