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New Vision journalist Etukuri ‘abducted’

Charles Etukuri

Suspected military personnel have reportedly ‘abducted’ New Vision crime investigations journalist, Charels Etukuri.

According to the New Vision twitter account, Etukuri was ‘abducted’ from Vision Group head offices in Industrial Area today afternoon at around 2pm.

Details of his arrest are still scanty but sources say he was arrested on his way out of office by about five men, some dressed in military fatigue.

There was a mini-scuffle according to sources as Etukuri attempted to resist the 'abduction' but he was eventually overpowered and taken into a waiting Double Cabin vehicle Reg no. UAH 038A. According to sources, the car  had been parked near New Vision offices since 10am. 

New Vision says it is suspected that the 'abduction' is related to some of his recent stories that he has authored. Etukuri said to be very close to police boss IGP Kale Kayihura.

It is alleged last Sunday's story, under the by-line Vision Reporter, titled Investor death: Finland ex-minister, ISO staff arrested is among the cause of Etukuri's troubles.

According to the story, six people were arrested over the death of Finish tycoon Tuomas Teräsvuor Juha Pateeri. The investor was found dead inside his room at the Pearl of Africa hotel.

According to the story among those arrested were two Internal Security Organisation (ISO) operatives, Teräsvuor's girlfriend Farida Nagayi and her brother Musa Didi. Also arrested was the former Finland Communications minister Suvi Liden who'd travelled with the deceased.

The story further indicated that investor may have been murdered in a weapons deal gone bad. Teräsvuor was the owner and chairman of TTCG Finland Limited, a security company. It is alleged that ISO operatives had demanded to be paid $50,000 if the deal succeeded.

On the day he met his death, Nagayi was booked into the same hotel room with Teräsvuor but CCTV footage indicates that she moved out at around 11.07pm and returned at around 1.10am. 

Most New Vision staff that The Observer talked were unaware of the Etukuri's alleged abduction. Some were even in fact surprised by the news. 

More details to follow...

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0 #1 WADADA rogers 2018-02-13 18:03
But what is happening to this country, the institution of the police has been rendered useless with the army taking up arrests and now abductions, soon it will be kidnap. I

hear it is suspected that the 'abduction' is related to some of his recent stories that he has authored.

What is wrong with Etukuri being very close to police boss IGP Kale Kayihura. Isnt this supposed to send a signal to KK that he is no longer wanted.
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0 #2 Odongkara 2018-02-13 18:11
In the army there is what is called "concealment".

Charles Etukuri is just being used to conceal the truth from being known! Ugandans banage!!!
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0 #3 gwok 2018-02-13 19:22
Quoting WADADA rogers:
But what is happening to this country, the institution of the police has been rendered useless with the army taking up arrests and now abductions, soon it will be kidnap. I

hear it is suspected that the 'abduction' is related to some of his recent stories that he has authored.

What is wrong with Etukuri being very close to police boss IGP Kale Kayihura. Isnt this supposed to send a signal to KK that he is no longer wanted.


Sir, if you have been reading my earler posting here, you would be aware that Gen KK was rumoured to be " in the want to appointing himself our president".

If so, what we are witnessing now would seem to indicate that the regime is now busy dismantling his capacity for such self-appointment. [Personal opinion only].
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0 #4 Jama 2018-02-13 19:53
Are you not the one who 32 yrs ago who said that you had gone to the Bush to fight the same atrocities you are now committing?

Is it part of the fruits yielded by your liberation adventure which you recently celebrated using the tax money, when hospitals lacked necessary equipments, schools and roads in poor conditions?
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+1 #5 Lysol 2018-02-13 22:26
The Observer has been running late with it's stories lately.
The biggest unanswered question; is there a connection between the two dead Europeans and the arrest of an American former Special forces man, who allegedly was harmed to the teeth?

Do we really have to believe the media and the regime on what they say, or just connect the dots? Something is going on in Museveni's country. For now we can only speculate how it will all end.
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