Ex Buganda Attorney General Apollo Makubuya Dragged To Court Over Shs5bn Land Dispute

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Ex Deputy Katikiro & constitutional affairs Minister of Buganda Kingdom, Apollo Makubuya. (Courtesy Photo)
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AT Reporter

Former Buganda Kingdom Attorney General, Nelson Apollo Makubuya has been dragged to the High Court for allegedly stealing land from the former Executive Director of the Kabaka Foundation, Ambassador Matiya Lubega.

According to documents presented to court, it is said that when Ambassador Lubega retired from active service of the Kabaka Foundation, the Kabaka gave him land as a token of appreciation for the work well done and instructed his attorney, Apollo Makubuya, to transfer the land to him.

Instead, Makubuya transferred the land to himself, defying Kabaka Mutebi’s direct orders.

These revelations are contained in court documents which this reporter has seen.

Makubuya who previously also served as Buganda Katikiro, is accused together with Omuk. Kiwalabye Male and Buganda Land Board.

Africa Tembelea understands that Amb. Lubega filed this case to court after failing for the last many years to have his land returned to him by Makubuya. The land in question is situated on Block 268 Plot 475 Kyadondo in the upscale Lubowa neighborhood along Entebbe Road. The land is valued at about Shs5.3 billion.

The case is registered under civil suit number 1012 of 2019 of the High Court of Uganda (Land Division). Ambassador Lubega is represented by Kituuma-Magala and Company Advocates.

It is also that Apollo Makubuya who was recently relieved of his position as Deputy Katikkiro Buganda Kingdom, “used his office as Kabaka’s attorney to dubiously acquire the land in question.”

Africa Tembelea has learnt that, Ambassador Lubega wants court to issue a declaration that he is the rightful owner of this multibillion land and that Apollo Makubuya “defied the executive orders of the Kabaka of Buganda to fraudulently acquire this land.”

Ambassador Lubega wants Makubuya to pay him Shs480m per year for the period the land in question has been illegally occupied.

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