Aviation police commander Colleb Mwesigye is dead

The commandant Entebbe Aviation Police Colleb Mwesigye Kamindi has died. Courtesy Photo.

The Commandant of Aviation Police Assistant Commissioner of Police (ASP) Colleb Mwesigye is dead.

Colleb Mwesigye breathed his last this morning at Nakasero hospital, where he has been in Intensive Care Unit for two weeks.

According to information obtained by this publication, Mwesigye was bedridden for almost two months and was moved to Nakasero hospital when his condition worsened.

The deputy police spokesperson, Polly Namaye, says Mwesigye has left behind a widow and a young baby. Colleb Mwesigye has been on the wanted list by the Police Flying Squad for his alleged involvement in the 85kgs cocaine scandal involving Aviation Police.

He was one of the eight police officers implicated together with the Commandant of the Very Important Persons Police Unit (VIPPU), Dodovico Awita for tampering with the cocaine exhibits.

Awita was picked up last week together with six other officers and locked up at Nalufenya police facility in Jinja district.

A source at the Flying Squad told this publication that the officer was tracked to Nakasero hospital last week but operatives from the Flying Squad led by their commandant, Herbert Muhangi but they couldn’t arrest him since he was on life support.