The Commandant of Aviation Police, Assistant Commissioner of Police Caleb Mwesigye, is dead.
Mwesigye died Tuesday morning at Nakasero hospital, where he has been in Intensive Care Unit for two weeks.
According to a source close to the family, Mwesigye was bedridden for almost two months and was moved to Nakasero hospital where he has been in intensive care unit for close to two weeks.
Police spokesperson AIGP Asan Kasingye confirmed Mwesigye’s death in a tweet: “My condolences to the family, Aviation Police and Police Fraternity on the loss of our dear colleague SSP Colleb Mwesigye.Comrade,rest well.”
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.
The Uganda Police with sadness announces the death of Aviation Police Commandant, Senior Supretendant (SSP), Colleb Mwesigye.
The deceased was born in Kiruhura on October 10, 1980. He joined the Police Force on September 1, 2007.
He previously served as OC Station, AVIPOL Police (2008), Deputy Commandant, AVIPOL Police and was in 2010 appointed Commandant to the time of his death. He is survived by a widow and one child.