In a press release published on Twitter, the Ugandan embassy in Tokyo said it was working with Japanese authorities to enable the “safe and secure” return of Mr. Ssekitoleko to Uganda as early as Wednesday.
“Any issue related to an alleged escape from the duty he was called upon to perform in Japan and the related disappearance from the training camp will be dealt with appropriately upon his return to Uganda,” the statement said.
In Kampala, Okello Oryem, a young minister in the Ugandan foreign ministry, called Ssekitoleko a “traitor”.
“This behavior and this act is treacherous,” Oryem told reporters after meeting the Japanese ambassador in Kampala.
According to Mr. Fukuyama, the police had followed Mr. Ssekitoleko on a surveillance camera as he boarded a high-speed train from Osaka to Nagoya, where he met another man and went to Gifu in central China. Japan.