Hoima "Missile Maker" Goes Missing

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Anatoli Kiiza, a 26 year old man who was early this year arrested in Hoima while manufacturing what he called a missile, has gone missing.

Anatoli Kiiza, a 26 year old man who was early this year arrested in Hoima while manufacturing what he called a missile, has gone missing.
Kiiza was reportedly kidnapped on Tuesday while at his home in Kiryangobe village in Kitoba Sub County, by unidentified men.
 
Family members say Kiiza was picked by four masked men at around 1 am.
 
His mother, Margaret Biferamunda, says the men came and ordered them to open the door and demanded to go with Kiiza. According to Biferamunda, the four verbally identified themselves as police officers although they did not reveal where they are attached.
 
Speaking in Luganda, the masked men refused to explain why and where they were taking Kiiza, in defiance of the mother’s continued demand to know where and why her son was being taken.
 
Walking on foot, Kiiza was taken to yet an unknown place. Biferamunda fears that he could have been harmed, wondering why the alleged police officers wore masks.She says she has been to Hoima police station but police officers there deny any knowledge.
 
Hoima District Police Commander Augustine Kasangaki and regional police publicist Lydia Tumusabe all denied knowledge about the man’s whereabouts when URN contacted them.
 
Kiiza was arrested in June this year for fabricating a gadget similar to a missile. He was taken to police headquarters and later transferred to Butabika Mental Hospital for examination.
 
He has since September been in and out of Butabika as he escaped and later police re-arrested him.
 
Midwestern regional police commander, Charles Ssebambulidde said on Monday that Kiiza is mentally disturbed quoting Butabika hospital doctors. He explained that this is why no charge has been preferred against him pending mental rehabilitation.
 
Ssebambulidde admitted that the man has always escaped from Butabika but been re-arrested and taken back.