Mujera Benjamin Lungaho seeks dismissal of charges from George Floyd Riots

Lungaho, 32, was indicted in October 2020 on several federal charges regarding his activities during the riots in Little Rock. He and four others had their cases merged by a federal grand jury during February 2021 where additional charges were levied. Lungaho and his gang are charged in connection with damage inflicted on public property, such as firebombing police cars and slashing tires.

Lungaho has plead innocent to all of the charges and his lawyer has asked for the majority of the charges to be dropped, a move which has already been denied in part. His lawyer has argued that the destruction of three police cruisers, which Lungaho was involved in, was not arson under federal law as the cruisers belonged to municipal or state agencies and not federal property.

The original charges against Lungaho were one count each of conspiracy to maliciously damage property by use of explosive, malicious use of an explosive device to damage property, and use of an incendiary device during a crime of violence; and the superseding indictment includes three counts of conspiracy to maliciously damage and destroy property by means of fire; one count of attempt to maliciously damage and destroy a vehicle by means of fire; two counts of malicious damage and destruction of a vehicle by fire; one count of possession of a destructive device in furtherance of an attempted crime of violence; two counts of possession of a destructive device in furtherance of a crime of violence; three counts of possession of an unregistered destructive device; and one count of making a destructive device.

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