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UPDF Soldier Sentenced To Five Years For Coning UGX40m From Priests After Promising Them Museveni…

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Private Kalulu Stephen

The Chieftancy of Military Intelligence (CMI) Unit Disciplinary Committee (UDC), the lower military Court has sentenced a UPDF soldier Private Kalulu Stephen to five years’ imprisonment for obtaining money by false pretence.

According to UPDF Spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire, Kalulu got UGX40M from Rev. Fr. Kawanguzi Emmanuel and Rev Father Isanga Joseph Baligeya after deceiving them that he works with State House and has connection with the President.

He promised to help them bring HE the President to Kamuli mission hospital and encourage him to renovate the same. Kalulu further promised to provide the facility with water tanks from UPDF.

The priests who had land lissues with neighbours of the hospital land confided in the soldier who promised them that the president would Fence their land. In turn priests sent unspecified amounts of money through mobile money to facilitate Kalulu go about the mission.

While reading the judgement, the chairman CMI UDC Col. Tom Kabuye informed court that the army will not condone this kind of indiscipline and impunity especially from its own.

After overwhelming evidence was presented, Prosecution led by Lt Chris Tumusime asked court that the convict be sentenced to a maximum sentence as a deterrent measure to all those who may commit similar offences. He added that involving State House and the institution of the Army was a grave offence that required a heavy punishment.

Pte Kalulu later prayed for mercy from the court saying he has a big family with five children. He requested Court to also consider the time he has been on remand for nine months and that he is also sick and asked the Reverend Fathers to forgive him and pray for him.

After listening to both sides court sentenced the convict to Five years in prison.

Others produced in the same court were a Civillian one Mutobano Michael who was arrested in Ntinda while dorning Army uniform of UPDF Air Force with a rank of Captain. He has been charged of illegal possession of military stores. Court remanded him to Kitalya prison pending his trial by the General Court Martial.

 

Source: UPDF Spokesperson

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Top Muslim Cleric Faces Jail Over Shs137.5m Debt…

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Top Muslim cleric Sheikh Suleiman Kakeeto of Amir Daulah Muslim group faces jail over Shs137.5m debt.

The High Court Commercial Division registrar, Lillian Buchyana has issued a court order directing the defendant to pay the said sum of money after failing to put in a defense in the case where he is accused of failing to implement a financial agreement reached upon with some city businessman and woman in 2009.

Court documents seen by this website indicate that Christopher Matovu, Sulaiman Kaweesa and Mastula Nagayi had given money to Kakeeto to purchase a Canter Mitsubishi 2009 model truck but he did not implement as promised.

Court documents further show that when the defendant failed to implement the agreement, the plaintiff reached an agreement with him to return their money in three installments, namely, Shs.50m before January 20, 2020, Shs.40m before February 25, 2020 and Shs.47.5m before March 10, 2020.

The plaintiff claims that Kakeeto’s action have caused them financial loss, inconvenience, and anguish. Before the directive by court, Allan Kakeeto, a court process server, attached to the Commercial Court, sworn an affidavit  on February 19, 2020, indicating that he went to Kakeeto’s home at Kabowa opposite 4D Motel and handed over the summons to a lady identified as Raham.

It should be noted that Kakeeto is still battling with a number of court cases at Buganda Road chief magistrate’s court related to getting money by false pretense.

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki

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Kabaka Mutebi’s Mother Drags City Lawyer To Nakalema’s State House Anti-corruption Unit For Grabbing Her Inheritance…

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Mary Ssimbwa (R) with Buganda Kingdom Katikkiro Mayiga (L)

Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi’s mother has dragged city lawyer Philip Mukhembo to President Museveni and Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema’s State House Anti-Corruption Unity.

Mary Ssimbwa (80) widow to Prince David Alexander Ssimbwa, a young brother to late Sir Edward Mutesa, father to Kabaka Mutebi claims that city Mukhembo grabbed 350 acres of the family estate land at Nantabulirwa in Mukono district.

According to the petition filed at the State house Anti-Corruption Unit, the widow claims that Mukhembo fraudulently grabbed their land in 2014 when she hired him through his law firm of Wameli and Company Advocates to secure for them letters of administration and later land titles in the names of the estate administrators.

She says that according to the agreement they signed, Mukhembo was supposed to get 10% of the land as his legal fees but he decided to take the entire piece of land and even sold off part of it.

In 2018, High Court family division judge Percy Night Tuhaise issued an order directing Commissioner Land Registration, Principal land Registrar Mukono district to process land titles in the names of the administrators of the estate of the deceased.

Ssimbwa’s widow claims that before the issuing of the land titles in the names of the administrators, Mukhembo through his lawyers of Wameli and Company Advocates filed a suit against the administrators of the estate and the land registrar of titles for issuing a land title without considering his legal fees he put in the case.

Efforts to speak to lawyer Mukhembo were futile but one of his learned colleagues at Wameli and Company Advocates told this website that the allegations from Ssimbwa’s family are baseless since they offered legal services to them and they didn’t pay.

When we contacted, Anthony Wameli, Mukhembo’s lawyer told us that he was in the meeting and promised to comment on the matter later.

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki

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Top Police Detectives Charged With Stealing Exhibits Worth Shs. 1m And Burning Offices To Hide Their Crime….

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Five top police detectives attached to Katwe police Station have been charged with stealing exhibits worth Shs.1m and burning down the offices.

According to the charge sheet, Assistant Inspector of Police Apollo Kibuuka, Sergeant Maria Nangobi, Constable Moses Okello and Candia Prossy Forsa are being charged with offences related to abuse of office, arson and conspiracy to commit a felon.

The state alleges that Detective Constable Karim Bakole, the officer in charge of exhibits at Katwe police station, intentionally destroyed the exhibits in form of money totaling to Shs.1m.

State claims that the suspects agreed to set the office on fire after stealing the money which was meant to be used as evidence in a theft case.

More evidence on the file states that the money in question was recovered in a robbery case involving Lato milk but they intentionally refused to disclose it as an exhibit.

The trial magistrate Abert Asiimwe of the Anti-Corruption court adjourned the matter to 8th October 2020 for mention.

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki

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