The Anti-Corruption Court has dismissed bail application filed by Angela Chebet the wife of Sulaiman Kabangala aka SK Mbuga who is currently incarcerated in Sweden over money laundering and obtaining money by false pretense.
Vivian was arrested in late February from the couple’s home in Muyenga and charged with two counts of money laundering and obtaining money by false pretense.
Led by her lawyer Emmanuel Walusimbi, Chebet had applied for bail arguing that she is a law abiding citizen and will report to court whenever she is required to report there.
Appearing before Magistrate, Pamela Lamunu, Chebet’s bail application was rejected for lack of substantial sureties and a record of not complying to bail conditions.
Prosecution avers that Chebet fraudulently transferred money amounting to 53 million Kronor (about Shs23 billion) from a company account she was running with her 71-year old Swedish boyfriend, Sten Heinsoo to her Barclays account in Uganda.
Chebet was arrested in Sweden, prosecuted and was temporarily released on bail. She was banned from traveling outside that country. However she fled and came back to Uganda.