Arua hospital staff kidnapped, American arrested over missing doctor

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Dr Catherine Agaba (L) and Ms Atim Jamila Asha (R) [Image Montage by Daily Monitor]

An American doctor of Ugandan origin has been arrested as police investigates the disappearance of Dr Catherine Agaba, a medical Doctor at International Hospital Kampala (IHK).

Dr Andrew Ntabi who is on leave in Uganda is currently being detained at Kabalagala Police station.

It is said Ntabi has been having an affair with Dr Agaba who is in a relationship with Muhammad Muhammad, a Kenyan medical student currently doing internship at Nsabya hospital.

Ntabi was arrested from an apartment in Kisugu after Muhammad listed him among those who could know Agaba’s whereabouts.

Muhammad told police Ntabi and Agaba was were once found together in a guest house cheating on him.

Agaba left her Mancontudi apartment owned by Kamuswaga on April 13 with a big suit case and has not been seen since.

Arua hospital records officer missing

Meanwhile, a records officer at Arua regional referral hospital has also gone missing.

Atim Jamila Asha was on Wednesday evening reportedly abducted by unknown gunmen near her home in Oli Division, Arua Municipality.

Daily Monitor reports that Asha was abducted at around 9pm near Smash roundabout in River Oli Division after parking her car at Kamure Park.

Her home is opposite Kamure Park in Obolokofuku West cell, Tanganyika Ward in River Oli Division in Arua Municipality.

She was reportedly waylaid by seven men with two wielding AK 47 rifles on Adumi road and pushed into a car with tinted glass.

The kidnappers drove off at breakneck speed towards Onduparaka trading centre and pushed further to Odramacaku border post.

Josephine Angucia, the West Nile Region Police Spokesperson, told Monitor a case of suspected abduction was reported to Arua Central Police Station and investigations have commenced.

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