Anti corruption has denied bail to a one James Bahingana the head operations and investigations with BMS Investigation Agency who is facing charges of impersonating as an official from State House Anti corruption Unit.
Bahingana was charged with two counts of personating as an official from the State House anti corruption Unit headed by afande Edith Nakalema. Prosecution alleges that between February and June 2019, at Tirupati Mazima Mall Nsambya in Kampala district, Bahingana falsely presented himself to Ali Kasumbakgator attached to the corruption unit and assumed to hire motor vehicle No. UBE 123N from Ali purporting that it was going to be in official investigations and operations .
Another charge reads that around the same month with intent to defraud Ali the managing Director of Diamond Fleet Company LTD , he falsely represented himself to be attached to State House.
Bahingana has presented two female friends as sureties ( Marion Atukwera asaloon owner at Ntinda and Olivia Kyakusiima a business woman dealing in clothes but magistrate Sarah Namusobya dismissed this application because the sureties were not substantial enough.
He has been remanded till August 22, 2019.
The accused is also believed to have links to Samora Kashaka,28, a trader and resident of Lubowa who was recently arrested in Shs1.8Bn scam where he defrauded Chinese investors.
The group is accused to impersonating high level state operatives in their operations.W
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