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Police: Kalinga Involved In Commission Of Crime

In 2005, security in Uganda arrested Kalinga and held him incommunicado for two years without access to a lawyer or a medical doctor. He was only released after Makindye West Member of Parliament, Hussein Kyanjo, brought his case to the floor of parliament.
Police has confirmed that Acleo Kalinga, a man wanted for human trafficking, was involved in commission of crime.

However unlike before when police looked at him as a prize catch in the fight against human trafficking further scrutiny of his case indicates that he was just a conman.

Acleo Kalinga, the proprietor of Linyaa marketing agency, was recently charged on seven counts of human trafficking before Buganda court and was granted bail and has since jumped bail.

Sources close to CID headquarters dispel fears that Acleo Kalinga was being witch-hunted by Ugandan security.

In 2005, security in Uganda arrested Kalinga and held him incommunicado for two years without access to a lawyer or a medical doctor. He was only released after Makindye West Member of Parliament, Hussein Kyanjo, brought his case to the floor of parliament.

Uganda Radio Network has established that the police did not even know Acleo Kalinga’s nationality even though there is a lot of information about him on the internet.

In all the seven counts on which Kalinga was taken to court, it was established that he would demand for money from his victims promising them jobs in Southern African countries like Botswana and Malawi.

After getting the money, Kalinga would process a passport for his victim and buy them an air ticket and send them to either of the two countries. It was upon arrival in the country and finding no jobs that they would realize they were conned.

Three of his victims are still stranded in Malawi.

The source explained for a case of human trafficking to stand there must be an act, the means and purpose.

For a case of human trafficking to stand, it must be established that the suspect recruited, transported, received and haboured the victim. The victim would be someone put in this position by means of deceit, fraud or false representation especially to maybe their parent or guardian.

The purpose should involve sex exploitation, slavery and servitude and debt bondage.

The source explained that in Kalinga’s case, the issue of purpose was not evident and therefore his case is that of a conman.

However, Kalinga has since jumped bail and fled to South Africa where he is believed to be living.

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