Ex-flying squad boss Muhangi out of prison

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Herbert Muhangi [Photo by Judith Kukunda]

Makindye based Court Martial has Monday released former Flying Squad Commander, Herbert Muhangi, from military detention after two years of incarceration.

ACP Muhangi returned to the army court on Monday morning accompanied by his lawyers who presented documents from the Military Police hospital showing he is suffering from ulcers.

The Court Martial chairman Lt General Andrew Gutti released Muhangi alongside former Professional Standard Unit commander Joel Aguma on a non-cash bond of Shs10m while each of their sureties were bonded Shs20m non-cash.

According to the bail conditions, Muhangi and Anguma not allowed outside Kampala and Wakiso districts without permission from court.

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They will also report before the same court twice a month.

Muhangi’s woes:

Inspector General of Police [IGP] Okoth Ochola disbanded Police Flying squad in May 8, 2018.

He transferred its Commander Muhangi to General Duties.

The commandant was arrested in June 2018 and charged with other six officers including General Kale Kayihura and Col Atwooki Ndahura for offenses related to kidnap and failure to protect war materials.

Others are; Nixon Agasirwe, Richard Ndaboine, Patrick Muramira, Jonas Ayebaza and Kitagenda Abel Muyomba.

In February 2019, ACP Muhangi appeared before Court Martial Presided over by Lt General Andrew Gutti who released him on a non-cash bail of Shs10 million.

He was quickly re-arrested by soldiers of Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) outside Court Martial premises in Makindye and forced onto military double cabin before being whisked away to unknown place.

He was taken by soldiers attached to the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence.

The prosecution contends that between 2012 and 2016 by omission and commission, Muhangi and his co-accused aided and abetted repatriation of Rwandan exiles, refugees and Ugandan citizens to Rwanda.

Some of their victims include Lt Joel Mutabazi, Jackson Karemera alias Ndinga and Sergeant Innocent Kalisa.

It is also alleged that between 2010 and 2018 the officers using their various positions in police allowed the use of fire arms to unauthorized persons like the members of Boda Boda 2010 headed by a one Abdullah Kitatta who is also on remand on charges of being in illegal possession of military hardware.

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