Crime & Investigation

Interpol Hunting MP Kipoi For $80,000 Fraud

MP Kipoi is wanted in Uganda on several criminal charges

search geneva; font-size: small;”>Appearing before the Parliamentary Rules Committee today, symptoms Wednesday, salve the police leadership led by the Asst. Inspector General of police, Okoth Ochola, revealed that they have recorded five cases against Kipoi ontop of other cases recorded against him in foreign countries.

“We are even more surprised than you (the committee) who want explanations from us,” Ochola stated.

He added: “we currently have five files of cases against Kipoi ranging from Kidnap, treason and others. Some are from we are from other countries like Botswana investigating and we are still investigating.”

“We are more surprised than this committee about the MP upon whose actions you have summoned us to explain. There are five cases so far against him and were have been requested by the Botswana government to investigate the MP over receiving money under false pretence from their citizen”.

Okoth told the committee that besides fraud, the police want Kipoi for failure to comply with court orders, treason, drug trafficking and human trafficking.

Reports circulated affirming that Kipoi had been charged with treason when the state arrested and accused him of planning and recruiting rebels to unconstitutionally overthrow the Ugandan government.

He spent over a month in Luzira maximum prison. He was released but swiftly arrested again with two trafficked South Africans by the Uganda police in Kasese district.

The committee of rules and privileges has been investigating the conduct of Kipoi following the orders from Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga that the legislator had absented himself from parliamentary sittings for over 28 times and again asked for a one month leave using forged documents.

Just three days after asking for a leave to undergo a special medical treatment in South Africa, Kipoi was arrested deep in the forests of Mgahinga in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo two days FARDC forces took over the area from M23 rebels.

Meanwhile, the director of Interpol, Hassan Kasinye, said the police is finalising arrangements to formally request for the extradition of Kipoi from Kinshasa to Kampala.


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