Fugitive former Bubulo Member of Parliament, Tony Nsubuga Kipoi is set to be delivered to Uganda today for continuation of trial.
According to government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo, Kipoi will be delivered at Entebbe airport at 10:20am from Botswana where he has been detained since his arrest last month by Botswana authorities.
“Fugitive former Bubulo West MP, Tonny Kipoi Nsubuga is due to be delivered at Entebbe this morning 10.20am from Botswana following negotiations by Uganda’s External Security Organisation (ESO),” Opondo said.
Kipoi was arrested in Botswana capital Gaborone for allegelly obtaining money by false pretense when he pretended to be a witchdoctor with magical powers consequently defrauding four female victims of more than 290,000 Pula, about (Shs111.6m), between May 2017 and January 20, this year.
Kipoi is also accused of fraudulently obtaining P109, 000 (About Shs42m) from one Silvia Nonofo Mmutlwane, who works as a nurse at Bokaa clinic in September last year and the 20th of January 2018 at Molepolole village in Botswana. Kipoi is said to have promised Nonofo to cleanse her of a spirit that fails her to get married.
The former legislator also faces a charge of selling a magic wallet to a Tswana citizen claiming it would increase chances of getting money and also defrauding a one Tshepo Mogomotsi of Shs2m (7000 pula) with promises of blessing him with luck to get employed quickly.
The cases in Botswana are just a tiny pinch of what Kipoi was involved in prior to moving to the Southern African Country.
The former legislator is wanted by the General Court Martial in Uganda to stand trial for treason, theft and several other cases.
Kipoi was arrested in 2012 for alleged theft of a motor vehicle from Botswana, he however jumped bail and ran into exile. He was then rearrested in 2013 in DRC for allegedly recruiting youth to over throw President Museveni.
Kipoi’s arrest came after he was spotted by President Museveni’s advance team for the COMESA summit at Kinshasha Hotel. The Uganda government however according to then ambassador to DRC, James Kinobe chose to let him go citing that aaresting him would give an “unnecessary clout.”
On February 20th 2014, Kipoi lost his seat after Parliament adopted recommendations by its Rules committee that he has missed 15 sittings of the House, without clear reasons explaining his absence.