By Kwame Ismail Nkurunziza
Renowned city businessman David Katumwa aka David Steele, of Katumwa Sports Centre, has been dragged to police over the disappearance of a 16-year-old girl.
Sources allege that Ms Yasmin Ahmed, a resident of Kizungu zone in Makidye division reported Katumwa last month at Katwe Police station over the disappearance of her 16-year-old daughter who is said to have been last seen at the former Buganda government sports commissioner’s home.
The girl, only identified as Nagingo, disappeared on September 25ht, 20202, after being threatened by her mother who wanted to know who had bought her a fancy phone.
After doing her own investigations the worried mother learned from Nagingo’s nephew a one Bakram that Nagingo could be at Katumwa’s home and that he was the one who had purchased the phone she had, which prompted the mother to file a case at police.
In a police statement, Ibrahim Kafuma, Nagingo’s stepfather, said that as family, after gathering information about their missing daughter, they contacted Katumwa to inquire whether he had information on her whereabouts but their calls went unanswered.
Kafuma told this website that the next day when Katumwa called him, he claimed the missing teenager was at his place, but that she had left a few days ago.
According to police investigations, her cousin a one Bakran, alleges that on October 15, 2020, someone saw the teenager in the businessman’s car in Nateete.
Commenting about the matter, Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire confirmed that Katumwa is in police custody as investigations go on.
However, when this website tried to contact Katumwa for a comment about the matter, his phones couldn’t be reached, although one of his minders revealed that this is a political gimmick being orchestrated by one of his competitors for the Nansana Municipality Member of Parliament race.
It should be noted that Katumwa is contesting for the Nansana Municipality MP seat in the forthcoming 2021 elections on Independent ticket, although he is contesting for the same position with candidates from renowned political parties like the National Resistance Movement (NRM), Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), National Unity Platform (NUP), Democratic Party (DP), among others.