By Our Reporter
Apollo Makubuya, a Bank of Uganda lawyer and former Deputy Katikiro of Buganda, has been dragged to the High Court over allegations that he grabbed land belonging to former Executive Director of the Kabaka Foundation, Ambassador Matia Lubega.
According to documents seen by this website, Ambassador Lubega, who is the founder executive director of Kabaka Ronald Mutebi’s charity arm, the Kabaka’s Foundation, alleges that Makubuya grabbed his land situated in Lubowa, off Entebbe Road, using underhand methods.
Ambassador Lubega claims that when he retired from active service of the Kabaka, 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 title into his names.
But instead of transferring ownership into Lubega’s names, Makubuya transferred the land into his names, thereby defying Kabaka Mutebi’s direct orders.
These revelations are contained in court documents which this reporter has seen and copies of which are attached to this report.
Ambassador Lubega filed this case in court after failing to get justice over the past many years he has been trying to have his land returned to him by Makubuya.
The case is registered under civil suit number 1012 of 2019 of the High Court of Uganda (Land Division) and Ambassador Lubega is represented by Kituuma-Magala and Company Advocates.
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 court documents say that Apollo Makubuya who Kabaka fired recently from his position of Deputy Katikkiro on similar grounds “used his office as Kabaka’s attorney to dubiously acquire the land in question.”
Ambassador Lubega wants court to issue a declaration that he is the rightful owner of this multibillion land and Apollo Makubuya “defied the executive orders of the Kabaka of Buganda to fraudulently acquire this land.”
Ambassador Lubega also wants Makubuya to pay him Shs480m per year as compensation for the period he has illegally been occupying the land.