UGANDA, Kampala | Real Muloodi News | Land fraud cases are on the rise, according to Uganda Police Force Annual Crime Report for 2022.
The Annual Crime Report shows a 6% increase in land fraud cases in 2022, with a total of 561 cases reported compared to 332 cases in 2021.
The Report indicates that only 23 of these cases were taken to court for prosecution while 538 cases are still under inquiry.
Most of the offences committed in this category include a fraudulent certificate of title procurement, registration by pretence, criminal trespass, obtaining money by pretence, and forgery.
The report shows that 150 land fraud cases were sent to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Resident State Attorney for Legal Guidance.
Commission of Inquiry
In 2016, President Museveni appointed a Commission of Inquiry due to rampant evictions and public complaints. The commission was tasked with investigating the effectiveness of land acquisition and administration processes.
The report, which was handed to the President in 2020, is still awaiting implementation of recommendations.
Some of the Land Fraud Cases Real Muloodi News Covered in 2022
The alleged serial land fraudster, Charles Kyagaba was finally detained on September 6, 2022, by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit in Entebbe on suspicion of causing malicious property damage in the Wakiso District and later appeared before Stella Maris Amabilis, the Chief Magistrate of Entebbe.
Another case involves a city lawyer Kintu Felix Nteza who was summoned by the court in 2022. His trial is scheduled on March 29th, 2023 at the Buganda Road Court over allegations of fraudulently obtaining UGX 195 million in a land transaction.
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