• Mon. Dec 4th, 2023

Police Summons UK-based Businessman over Fraudulent Land Registration

UGANDA, Kampala | Real Muloodi News | Peter Iga Matovu, a United Kingdom-based finance manager and businessman, has been summoned by police in Kampala over allegations of fraudulent registration of a parcel of land in the city.

The Kampala Metropolitan Police issued a summons to Matovu in connection to the fraudulent registration of block 219 plot 345 in Najjera, which belonged to the late Kibikyo Catherine, who died in December 2020 in the United Kingdom.

It is alleged that upon her death, Matovu and others conspired to take over Kibikyo’s estate, including a prime plot at Najjera, which the deceased had procured from George l Sebuliba in 1999.

Matovu is said to have claimed the estate after falsely portraying that he acquired the powers of attorney from one Samson Ssali, and subsequently sold off shares worth £175,000 in the UK, which is part of the estate worth over £1.5 million.

Following Matovu’s alleged fraudulent land registration, Ruth Namyalo, sister to the deceased, and other beneficiaries lodged a case against him in the High Court of Justice Chancery Division.

They sought to revoke the letters of administration issued in Matovu’s name, Case Reference 1641826630111475, and for him to stop selling any more shares from the estate.

The court has since stayed any attempt by Matovu to sell off any more shares and frozen the account on which the money was deposited until the case is resolved.

Matovu has reportedly already recorded a statement with the police over the Najjera land. The police are now waiting for advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution on whether or not to press charges against him.


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