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Ex-Bubulo West MP Kipoi extradited

By Umaru Kashaka

Added 3rd March 2018 11:00 AM

Ofwono Opondo, the executive director of Uganda Media Centre, has tweeted saying the extradition followed negotiations by Uganda's External Security Organisation.

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Ofwono Opondo, the executive director of Uganda Media Centre, has tweeted saying the extradition followed negotiations by Uganda's External Security Organisation.

Former Bubulo West MP Tony Kipoi at Entebbe international airport shortly after his extradition. Photos by Eddie Ssejjoba

The Uganda government’s tireless efforts to have Former Bubulo West MP Tony Kipoi extradited from Botswana to stand trial on various charges at home have finally borne fruit and the prisoner was delivered at Entebbe International Airport Saturday morning.

Ofwono Opondo, the executive director of Uganda Media Centre, tweeted saying the extradition followed negotiations by Uganda's External Security Organisation.


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There were media reports that Kipoi was set to appear at Broadhurst Court in the Botswana’s capital, Gaborone for mention of a case in which he is charged with four counts of obtaining money by false pretense.

The reports said he was arrested in the first week of February and was accused of having gone around the city masquerading as a witch doctor and defrauding four female victims of more than 290,000 Pula, about (sh111.6m), between May 2017 and January 20, this year.

 
Kipoi is also facing charges of treason, illegal confinement of South African nationals and dealing in narcotic drugs.

In the treason case,  Kipoi is alleged to have held a meeting with DR Congo rebels and UPDF soldiers in a guest house in Kabarole district in 2013 with intention to arm them and overthrow the Uganda government.

Details are in tomorrow’s Sunday Vision. So do not miss your copy of this Sunday or subscribe for the Epaper

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