Patrick Kasaija aka Patrick Agaba (Pato) the prime suspect in the kidnap and eventual murder of cashier Susan Magara has been extradited.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga confirmed that Agaba was extradited to Uganda yesterday and is currently detained at Police Special Investigations Division (SID) in Kireka.
Agaba had been on Interpol's wanted list since March 2018 after investigators in the Magara murder case learnt that he was part of the group that kidnapped her on February 7, 2018.
Magara was kidnapped from Kabaka Anjagala road in Mengo on her way to her apartment in Lungujja and held captive for three weeks. Later, her mutilated body was found in Kitiko village between Kajjansi and Kigo along the Entebbe expressway. Her kidnappers had initially demanded for a ransom of $1 million before murdering her even when her family had paid $200,000 (about Shs 700m).
Agaba, who also went by the name, Patrick Kasaija in South Africa was arrested on March 7 last year from his Midrand home in Johannesburg for various crimes for which he was reportedly charged. However, his extradition was delayed by the fact Uganda and South Africa do not have a treaty on extradition of high profile suspects.
South African Police Services (SAPS) said South Africa had decided to extradite Agaba so as to send "a message to all criminals that they cannot commit crimes elsewhere in the world and use South Africa as a hiding place."