UGANDA, Wakiso | Real Muloodi News | Dominic Muhwezi, the younger brother of the high profile businessman and socialite Frank Gashumba, is reportedly negotiating with his victims to settle out of court after he allegedly obtained USh150m ($40,000) in a fraudulent land deal.
Muhwezi is accused of false pretence, forging a land title and National Identification Card, and obtaining money by forgery and impersonation. His co-accused, Jackline Namubiru, is also facing charges related to the same incident. Both Muhwezi and Namubiru are residents of the Mpala/Bubuli Zone in Entebbe.
These counts are before Entebbe Chief Magistrate Stella Maris Amabilisi, who first remanded Muhwezi to prison for a month before granting him bail.
The prosecution alleges that between 4th August -15th August 2022, Muhwezi and Namubiru sold two hectares of land on Block No: 436 on plot 444 in Bwerenga Zone, Katabi Town Council, Wakiso District to three people: John Asaba, Paul Wakooli and businesswoman Adam Hijra, each paying USh80 million, USh40 million and USh30 million respectively.
The trio became suspicious of the land transaction after they collided on the said piece of land each claiming ownership by show of a land title which bears the same block and plot number.
The scuffle led to the intervention of the genuine land owner Ruth Kibuuka, who tasked them to verify with Wakiso District Land Board. The trio later discovered that they had been sold forged land titles for the same block and plot number, and that the disputed land did not belong to the accused persons.
Muhwezi is currently out on court bail, and is reportedly working hard to repay his victims.
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