State House anti-graft unit impersonator sent to Luzira

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James Bihangana

James Bahangana an impersonator claiming to be working with Anti-Corruption Unit – State House Uganda was Friday charged and sent to Luzira prison on remand.

Bahangana has been extorting services, resources and money from the unsuspecting public before he was arrested.

Bihangana, 38, is the Head of Operations and Investigations with BMS Investigations Agency Ltd.

Prosecution contends that Bihangana between February and July, 2019 at Tirupati Mazima Mall, Nsambya, in the Kampala the accused falsely represented himself to Ali Kasumbakali, to be an investigator attached to State House Anti-corruption Unit, and assumed to hire Motor Vehicle registration no. UBE 123N from the said Kasumbakali purportedly for operations and Investigations of the State House Anti-corruption Unit, which was false.

He appeared before Anti-Corruption Court magistrate Sarah Namusobya and denied charges of personating a public officer.

Through his lawyer, Mark Kamanzi, Bihangana applied for bail and presented two sureties but his bail was contested by the state prosecutor, Adrian Atusigwire.

The magistrate told the suspect that court was disinclined to grant bail because the sureties do not have any form of control on the accused.

She adjourned the matter to August 22, for mention.

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