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Doctor who vaccinated 800 Ugandans with water for Covid-19 jabs missing from Kitalya prison

NAKAWA, KAMPALA: Nakawa Chief Magistrate has been notified that a phony doctor who administered fake Covid-19 vaccines to over 800 Ugandans has gone missing in Kitalya prison.

Francis Baguma was remanded to Kitalya on August 10 by the same Court on a charge of a negligent act likely to spread Covid infection, after his arrest by State House operatives.

Baguma was on run for over two months following reports that him and two other nurses sold fake jabs to a number of corporate companies in Kampala.

The head State House Health Monitoring Unit, Dr. Wallen Naamara told the media in June that some of the recipients of these fake vaccines had since died.

His accomplices were arrested and sent to prison by Nakawa Magistrates Court.

Baguma and his allies were reportedly charging shs100,000 and 200,000 to administer the vaccine.

Some of the companies that bought these vaccines include; Diamond Trust Bank, Bank of Africa, Uganda Baati, Madhvani, Seven Hills, Dot Maxs Packaging, and more than 800 individuals were found to have been recorded as recipients of the fake vaccine.

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Following his arrest and subsequent remand to Kityala, his lawyer filed a bail application at Nakawa Court and the Magistrate set August 23 (last Monday) for hearing.

As a procedure, due to Covid-19 suspects are presented to Court remotely using videoconferencing.

The prison is there informed to arrange and present the suspects.

To a surprise, Kitalya prison administration informed the Nakawa Chief Magistrate that it didn’t have a prisoner by the names of Francis Baguma.

Court further asked Kigo and Luzira prison if they were in possession of a suspect- Francis Baguma. He was found nowhere.

The Magistrate was compelled to postpone Baguma’s bail hearing to September 13 and told his lawyer to begin a search and establish where her client could be.

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