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Police dismiss torture claims by Charles Berwanaho a man named in Robina Kiyingi killing

Police has broken silence on allegations by city fraudster Charles Berwanaho claims that police arrested, tortured and stole his money.

Berwanaho while appearing on Kamwokya based television morning program claimed that former Flying Squad Unit commander ACP Hebert Muhangi and others tortured and stole his money worth shs 60,000/-

Deputy police spokesperson Patrick Onyango in response to Berwanaho’s claims stated that he was arrested on August 7 2016 as a wanted person by Uganda road court on charges of issuing false cheques, forgery and uttering false documents.

This was after the court had evaluated the evidence contained in a case file number CRB 1074/2014 and 1075/2014 of Kampala central police station. The sanctioned file number July 26/ 2016 ordered that Berwanaho be arrested and produced to court for trial.

Onyango says that he was taken to court on August 9.2016 and upon appearing before the chief magistrate Buganda road court in presence of his lawyer, he did not notify court about claim of torture at the time of his arrest while in police custody at CPS and theft of shs 60,0000/-

“Berwanaho and his lawyers while applying for bail before the chief magistrate gave reason that he was suffering from prostate cancer due for surgery on August 23rd.2016 and that his health problem started way back in 1992.This was captured in court proceedings by the court prosecutor and it is available in court files. Onyango explains.

He added that he was granted bail on August 22.2016 and that the case was heard on September 2016 where Berwanaho changed his plea in all the charges preferred against him and was convicted on his own plea of guilt.

“”Berwanaho while in police cells at CPS, OC CID could physically check him during the general suspects’ parade in the morning, he did not complain of torture or that his money was stolen. He is trying to turnish the name of ACP Muhangi as a way to revenge the sentence awarded to him because of evidence given by the investigating officers. “He added.

Charles Berwanaho the man named in Robina Kiyingi Murder

Berwabaho is not new to scandals, he is the man named in the brutal killing of Robina Elina Kiyingi on July 11 2005 a wife to Dr Aggrey Kiyingi a Ugandan cardiologist based in Australia.

Dr Kiyingi, an Australian based cardiologist was picked up by the police before she was properly buried.

He was sent to Luzira maximum security prison alongside his then Dahesh International company accountant Charles Berwanaho and Pte John Atwiine from the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF).

It is indicated that the couple had marital misunderstanding and Dr Kiyingi had filed a divorce petition and sought to remarry.

During prosecution, it was established that Kiyingi also never wanted Kayaga to share on their multibillion properties thus the only option was to eliminate her.

The past threats by Kiyingi was also presented in court  by Robina’s sister, Dr Eva Kasirye Alemu, and two of Kiyingi’s children Samalie Nakagulire and Ssebowa and the Kiyingi’s housemaid Prossy Nabbosa.

Robina Murder

According to a source knowledgeable with Robina murder, the planning was done by Berwanaho who was then working as Dr Kiyingi’s account for his companies.

It is indicated that Kiyingi approached Berwanaho also his close friend despite being his employee seeking for what he can do to eliminate Robina Kiyingi.

Berwanaho informed Dr Kiyingi that he had a brother in the army who could do the job by shooting her as she returned home.

Berwanaho’s brother Pte John Atwiine was then approached and the deal was read to him and he also agreed to do the job at undisclosed amount of money which was promised to be paid once the job was done.

July 11, 2005 Atwiine successfully did the job that left Kayaga’s body shattered as she waited her maid to open the gate to her plush Buziga home.

Concurrently, on July 15, 2005: Robina’s husband, Dr Kiyingi, was arrested as he showed up his wife’s burial ground at Kitetikka, Wakiso, as one of the murder suspects.

On July 18, 2005: Pte John Atwiine and Charles Berwanaho were also arrested for her murder.

Killer Atwiine also murdered

According to this source also a close relative to both Berwanaho and Pte Atwiine, while in Luzira prison, Atwiine remained complaining about Kiyingi and Berwanaho for not taking care of his him in prison and not paying him his money for job well done yet for them they were leaving a high end life in prison.

“Atwiine kept complaining and during one of the court proceedings at Buganda road court he told us that he was willing to become a state witness to pin the two.” This source told us.

It is further indicated that Kiyingi and Berwanaho after learning that Atwiine was to spill the beans something that would lead them to suffer death or life in prison, they hatched a plan to secretly eliminate him.

This source narrated that Kiyingi being a trained medical doctor, he brought an option where they were to procure two medicines from South Africa using a top medical doctor at Murchison Bay hospital (names withheld).

One of the medicines was to be laced in food while the killer one was for injection after eating food and becoming ill.

It is further revealed that during the time Berwanaho and Pte Atwiine would appear before court, they would eat food brought by Berwanaho’s wife Mary Kalisa and would eat together on the same utensils.

“Berwanaho confined to me that they planned it that on the fateful day Mary Kalisa would bring two separate packed foods one for him and another one for Atwiine which would be laced with poison.” He added.

“They planned that if Atwiine ate the laced food, he would later complain of stomachache few minutes and once he is taken to prison hospital, he was to be injected with another one which would make him dumb thus killing him without saying anything and indeed it’s how our cousin died” He added.

On the fateful day, Mary Kalisa as planned unusually arrived at court with two differently packed foods in different dishes and gave one dish separately to her husband. As they were about to leave court in the evening, Berwanaho approached Atwiine and told him that the in-law had brought him some food though it was little.

“Initially they would eat together but this time Berwanaho ate alone and as they were about to leave, he whispered to Atwiine that there was some little food for him. He also told him not to tell fellow inmates because it was too little only for him” He added.

After court session, they left for Luzira but as they reached Bugolobi, Atwiine complained about painful stomach but Berwanaho and Kiyingi assured him that he would be fine and would get treatment from the prison hospital.

As soon as they reached Luzira, Atwiine was rushed to Murchison Bay hospital where the waiting Top prison doctor injected him with the prepared medicine which made him dumb and died later in Luzira Upper Prison’s Ward 16.

After his death, Kiyingi and Berwanaho went ahead and procured witnesses including inmates at Luzira to state that before Atwiine died he narrated to them that  it was his girlfriend who brought for him food at court  and ate it alone not Mary Kalisa.

Earlier in August 2005: Lt. Caesar Enya of Military Police, who partly investigated Robina’s murder in the military circles, was also found dead with three gunshot wounds in his head.

In January 3, 2006: Dr Kiyingi, Berwanaho and Mugisha were committed to the High Court for trial.

On June 19, 2006: Trial started and Dr. Kiyingi and co-accused deny any involvement.

On November 21, 2006: Assessors in the case Johnson Wephkhul and Joy Nairuba, asked  the trial judge to acquit all the accused, saying the state had failed to prove the murder case and were set free on December 11.

In 2012, Government appealed the case but the appeal never kicked off after it was hampered by inability to serve the hearing notices to the respondents -Dr Kiyingi, Berwanaho and Mugisha.

It is indicated that the person in the Attorney General’s office with Berwanaho’s summons is also conniving with him to frustrate the case.

How Dr Kiyingi Met Berwanaho

Berwanaho is a trained account from Uganda College of commerce (UCC) Kabale.

He is a relative to former security minister Chris Rwakasisi during the Obote led government.

After completing his Accountancy course in Kabale, Rwakasisi recruited him into intelligence services under the office of the president during the Apollo Milton Obote 2 government.  He also received specialized training in Intelligence from Israel.

After the overthrow of Obote II government by Gen Tito Okello Lutwa, Berwanaho and his wife fled to London through Tanzania.

While fleeing, Berwanaho reportedly fled with a government vehicle a Mercedes Benz Cross Country which he later sold in Tanzania.

He came back to Uganda in 1989 after the NRA soldiers also overthrew Lutwa.

He remained jobless until he got a job at a construction company but things did not work out as planned and he quit.

Berwenaho came to know Dr Kiyingi through his brother a one Sam Kagugube who helped him to get a job as an account for Dahez International Ltd.

Police has broken silence on the allegations by city fraudster Charles Berwanaho claims that police arrested, tortured and stole his money.

Berwanaho while appearing on Kamwokya based television morning program claimed that former Flying Squad Unit commander ACP Hebert Muhangi and others tortured and stole his money worth shs 60,000/-

Deputy police spokesperson Patrick Onyango in response to Berwanaho’s claims stated that he was arrested on August 7 2016 as a wanted person by Uganda road court on charges of issuing false cheques, forgery and uttering false documents.

This was after the court had evaluated the evidence contained in a case file number CRB 1074/2014 and 1075/2014 of Kampala central police station. The sanctioned file number July 26/ 2016 ordered that Berwanaho be arrested and produced to court for trial.

Onyango says that he was taken to court on August 9.2016 and upon appearing before the chief magistrate Buganda road court in presence of his lawyer, he did not notify court about claim of torture at the time of his arrest while in police custody at CPS and theft of shs 60,0000/-

“Berwanaho and his lawyers while applying for bail before the chief magistrate gave reason that he was suffering from prostate cancer due for surgery on August 23rd.2016 and that his health problem started way back in 1992.This was captured in court proceedings by the court prosecutor and it is available in court files. Onyango explains.

He added that he was granted bail on August 22.2016 and that the case was heard on September 2016 where Berwanaho changed his plea in all the charges preferred against him and was convicted on his own plea of guilt.

“”Berwanaho while in police cells at CPS, OC CID could physically check him during the general suspects’ parade in the morning, he did not complain of torture or that his money was stolen. He is trying to turnish the name of ACP Muhangi as a way to revenge the sentence awarded to him because of evidence given by the investigating officers. “He added.

Charles Berwanaho the man named in Robina Kiyingi Murder

Berwabaho is not new to scandals, he is the man named in the brutal killing of Robina Elina Kiyingi on July 11 2005 a wife to Dr Aggrey Kiyingi a Ugandan cardiologist based in Australia.

Dr Kiyingi, an Australian based cardiologist was picked up by the police before she was properly buried.

He was sent to Luzira maximum security prison alongside his then Dahesh International company accountant Charles Berwanaho and Pte John Atwiine from the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF).

It is indicated that the couple had marital misunderstanding and Dr Kiyingi had filed a divorce petition and sought to remarry.

During prosecution, it was established that Kiyingi also never wanted Kayaga to share on their multibillion properties thus the only option was to eliminate her.

The past threats by Kiyingi was also presented in court  by Robina’s sister, Dr Eva Kasirye Alemu, and two of Kiyingi’s children Samalie Nakagulire and Ssebowa and the Kiyingi’s housemaid Prossy Nabbosa.

Robina Murder

According to a source knowledgeable with Robina murder, the planning was done by Berwanaho who was then working as Dr Kiyingi’s account for his companies.

It is indicated that Kiyingi approached Berwanaho also his close friend despite being his employee seeking for what he can do to eliminate Robina Kiyingi.

Berwanaho informed Dr Kiyingi that he had a brother in the army who could do the job by shooting her as she returned home.

Berwanaho’s brother Pte John Atwiine was then approached and the deal was read to him and he also agreed to do the job at undisclosed amount of money which was promised to be paid once the job was done.

July 11, 2005 Atwiine successfully did the job that left Kayaga’s body shattered as she waited her maid to open the gate to her plush Buziga home.

Concurrently, on July 15, 2005: Robina’s husband, Dr Kiyingi, was arrested as he showed up his wife’s burial ground at Kitetikka, Wakiso, as one of the murder suspects.

On July 18, 2005: Pte John Atwiine and Charles Berwanaho were also arrested for her murder.

Killer Atwiine also murdered

According to this source also a close relative to both Berwanaho and Pte Atwiine, while in Luzira prison, Atwiine remained complaining about Kiyingi and Berwanaho for not taking care of his him in prison and not paying him his money for job well done yet for them they were leaving a high end life in prison.

“Atwiine kept complaining and during one of the court proceedings at Buganda road court he told us that he was willing to become a state witness to pin the two.” This source told us.

It is further indicated that Kiyingi and Berwanaho after learning that Atwiine was to spill the beans something that would lead them to suffer death or life in prison, they hatched a plan to secretly eliminate him.

This source narrated that Kiyingi being a trained medical doctor, he brought an option where they were to procure two medicines from South Africa using a top medical doctor at Murchison Bay hospital (names withheld).

One of the medicines was to be laced in food while the killer one was for injection after eating food and becoming ill.

It is further revealed that during the time Berwanaho and Pte Atwiine would appear before court, they would eat food brought by Berwanaho’s wife Mary Kalisa and would eat together on the same utensils.

“Berwanaho confined to me that they planned it that on the fateful day Mary Kalisa would bring two separate packed foods one for him and another one for Atwiine which would be laced with poison.” He added.

“They planned that if Atwiine ate the laced food, he would later complain of stomachache few minutes and once he is taken to prison hospital, he was to be injected with another one which would make him dumb thus killing him without saying anything and indeed it’s how our cousin died” He added.

On the fateful day, Mary Kalisa as planned unusually arrived at court with two differently packed foods in different dishes and gave one dish separately to her husband. As they were about to leave court in the evening, Berwanaho approached Atwiine and told him that the in-law had brought him some food though it was little.

“Initially they would eat together but this time Berwanaho ate alone and as they were about to leave, he whispered to Atwiine that there was some little food for him. He also told him not to tell fellow inmates because it was too little only for him” He added.

After court session, they left for Luzira but as they reached Bugolobi, Atwiine complained about painful stomach but Berwanaho and Kiyingi assured him that he would be fine and would get treatment from the prison hospital.

As soon as they reached Luzira, Atwiine was rushed to Murchison Bay hospital where the waiting Top prison doctor injected him with the prepared medicine which made him dumb and died later in Luzira Upper Prison’s Ward 16.

After his death, Kiyingi and Berwanaho went ahead and procured witnesses including inmates at Luzira to state that before Atwiine died he narrated to them that  it was his girlfriend who brought for him food at court  and ate it alone not Mary Kalisa.

Earlier in August 2005: Lt. Caesar Enya of Military Police, who partly investigated Robina’s murder in the military circles, was also found dead with three gunshot wounds in his head.

In January 3, 2006: Dr Kiyingi, Berwanaho and Mugisha were committed to the High Court for trial.

On June 19, 2006: Trial started and Dr. Kiyingi and co-accused deny any involvement.

On November 21, 2006: Assessors in the case Johnson Wephkhul and Joy Nairuba, asked  the trial judge to acquit all the accused, saying the state had failed to prove the murder case and were set free on December 11.

In 2012, Government appealed the case but the appeal never kicked off after it was hampered by inability to serve the hearing notices to the respondents -Dr Kiyingi, Berwanaho and Mugisha.

It is indicated that the person in the Attorney General’s office with Berwanaho’s summons is also conniving with him to frustrate the case.

How Dr Kiyingi Met Berwanaho

Berwanaho is a trained account from Uganda College of commerce (UCC) Kabale.

He is a relative to former security minister Chris Rwakasisi during the Obote led government.

After completing his Accountancy course in Kabale, Rwakasisi recruited him into intelligence services under the office of the president during the Apollo Milton Obote 2 government.  He also received specialized training in Intelligence from Israel.

After the overthrow of Obote II government by Gen Tito Okello Lutwa, Berwanaho and his wife fled to London through Tanzania.

While fleeing, Berwanaho reportedly fled with a government vehicle a Mercedes Benz Cross Country which he later sold in Tanzania.

He came back to Uganda in 1989 after the NRA soldiers also overthrew Lutwa.

He remained jobless until he got a job at a construction company but things did not work out as planned and he quit.

Berwenaho came to know Dr Kiyingi through his brother a one Sam Kagugube who helped him to get a job as an account for Dahez International Ltd.

Also Read.https://spyreports.net/2017/07/29/thuggery-attorney-general-court-connive-to-fraudulently-award-dr-kiyingis-aide-8bn/

 

 

 

 

 

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