Crime & Investigation

Court Retains Human Organs Trafficking Suspect’s Passport


pharm erectile geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Prof. Vasudev Chaturvedi, recipe 67, cialis 40mg an Indian national and manager at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) requested Court to return his passport so as to go to India for treatment saying no doctor in the country can handle his nature of illness.

However, Her Worship Olive Kazaarwe, the Chief Magistrate of Buganda Road Court tasked him to leave behind any other substantial security as a way of compelling him to come back to court.

She asked the suspect to leave behind his working permit and “something like a land title of any of his property in Uganda”.

Chaturvedi responded by saying, he didn’t have any property in Uganda and he also didn’t have a working permit because he only practices medicine while in Uganda and not in India.

“His freedom of liberty is curtailed by the charge against him. His (charge) is a special case. This application has been denied.”

The applicant’s passport was retained by court as security when he was granted bail in July.

Chaturvedi, 67, together with Lieutenant Colonel John Kundau Wangusi, 56, attached to UPDF Air base and Christopher Ogwanga, 23, IT student at Makerere University charged with aggregated human trafficking.

Prosecution alleges that the trio committed the offence between March and June last year.

It is alleged that on March 12, 2013 they abducted a one Mathias Sekyewa between Kampala and Entebbe with the intent of extracting his internal organs which is in violation of section 4 (1) of the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons Act.

Prosecution also adds that KIMS organized for the transportation of Sekyewa to India for the purpose of removal of his kidney.

The case was adjourned to 14 October for hearing.

His application for bail comes at a time when a man of Chinese origin, Yang Zhengjun, who is charged with aggravated defilement, has been on run for over two months since he was granted bail.

Shanita Namuyimbwa popularly known as Bad Black, who was also convicted of embezzling Shs.11Billion and later released on bail is on the run.

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