Detectives fly to South Africa to extradite prime suspect in Suzan Magara murder

Kenneth Kazibwe

Kenneth Kazibwe

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Police detectives have flown to South Africa in a bid to help extradite Patrick Agaba also known as Pato was recently arrested in Johannesburg, South Africa over alleged involvement in the kidnap and murder of Suzan Magara.

The 28-year-old was working as the administrator for the family businesses as well as a cashier for Bwendo Dairy Farm in Hoima was kidnapped in Mengo as she left work to drive home in Lungujja on February 7.
She was held captive for three weeks, before being killed and body dumped in Kitiko Village between Kajjansi and Kigo along the Entebbe Express highway.

President Museveni recently said he had called his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa in regards to the murder of Suzan Magara .

Museveni called South Africa’s Ramaphosa over Magara murder

“Like the girl (Magara) who was kidnapped and later killed, one of the suspects is in South Africa but I picked a phone and called president Ramaphosa and action was taken,”Museveni said on Sunday.

However, the Nile Post has learnt that police has sent a team of two detectives and an official from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions have been sent to South Africa to handle the extradition process.

The detectives sent to South Africa include Senior Superintendent of Police Johnson Olal Dale, the CID commander for Kampala Metropolitan area and Senior Superintendent of Police, Mark Odong.

From the DPP’s office Samalie Wakhooli, a State Principal Attorney went with the team.

When contacted over the matter, police spokesperson Emilian Kayima confirmed a team had been sent to South Africa over the matter.

“We are widening the investigation and its true a team of investigators have been dispatched to South Africa for the same. That is what we can disclose for now,”Kayima told the Nile Post in a phone interview on Tuesday evening.

Pato was recently arrested in Johannesburg, South Africa, following the call by President Museveni to his counterpart and also on the request of Interpol Uganda to their South African counterparts.

It is reported that the suspect in South Africa flew out of the country with the shs700 million ransom that the deceased’s family sent to the kidnappers who requested for it in order to release Magara.

Magara’s family recently admitted that they had given everything the kidnappers had demanded but things turned from worse to worst when she was killed.

“Flora Magara(her aunt) delivered what they had asked for and we waited for the good news. On Satuday we didn’t see her. On Sunday it was the same story.I started imagining the reason they could not release her,” John Magara, the deceased’s dad told mourners at Our Lady of Africa Catholic church in Mbuya early this month.

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