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Director of Soroti Flying School Charged

Wandera appeared on Friday before Emmanuel Baguma, the grade one magistrate of the anti corruption court.
Bernard Davis Wambi Wandera, the acting director East African Civil Aviation Academy has appeared before the anti corruption court for alleged abuse of office and embezzlement. Wandera appeared on Friday before Emmanuel Baguma, the grade one magistrate of the anti corruption court where he was charged. Prosecution led by Daizy Acio, told court that on May 11, 2011 at Soroti flying school, the suspect in his capacity as the acting director of the school embezzled 98,632,454 million shillings from the school account.  

Acio said that the suspect drew the money from the Academy account No. 0140050248707 in Stanbic Bank Soroti branch using cheque No. 008378 for his personal use. He said that action of the accused amounted to abuse of his authority, which was prejudicial to the interests of his employer. Wandera pleaded not guilty to the charges to both counts and applied for bail through his lawyer Andrew Kahuma.

He asked court to grant his client bail court bond because of his age, and being a first time offender. In his ruling, Emmanuel Baguma, the grade one magistrate of the anti corruption court granted the accused a cash bond of 3 million shillings. His three sureties Nicholas Nabende, Iren Nabwire and Samuel Wandera executed a non cash bond of shillings 50 million each. Baguma ordered the suspect to return in court on August 30, when his case will come up for mention.

Wandera was picked up from Soroti on Thursday even by detectives from the Inspectorate of Government for alleged corruption.

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