Buganda Road Court Adjourns Shumuk, Katatumba Fraud Case

Buganda Road Court Adjourns Shumuk, Katatumba Fraud Case

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Peter Ssebulime

Kampala: Court at Buganda road presided over by the Grade one Magistrate Acca Ketty Joan has adjourned the hearing of Mr Mukesh Babubhai Shukla’s case against Katatumba’s family to Monday July 29, 2019.

The adjournment followed the absentia of the judge Stella Amabirisi due to ‘unavoidable circumstances’, as well as case applicants.

Shukla, is accused of forging documents of the family of late Boney Katatumba to own Diplomat Hotel in Muyenga, a Kampala suburb, whereby Katatumba’s family is claiming ownership.

The accused Mukesh Babubhai Shukla speaking to media shortly after Court adjournment

Prosecution told court that Mr Mukesh and others still at large on or about April 17, 2015 in Kampala, with intent to defraud or deceive, forged a letter for official handover of Hotel Diplomate in Muyenga, a Kampala suburb, purporting to have been signed by the deceased Honorary Consular of Pakistan to Uganda Bonny Katatumba.

Speaking to Spy Uganda, the defendant Shukla Mukesh expressed grievances over the continued and delayed ruling of the case saying it has affected his businesses due to unnecessary expenditure.

Left is Rugiirwa Katatumba and Right Angella Katatumba Children of the late Bonny Katatumba

He added that the case has spent several years in court without ruling thus wondering why it has taken all this period.

In this case Prosecution contends that Mukesh and others still at large around April 17, 2015 in Kampala district with intent to defraud or deceive forged a letter for official handover of hotel Diplomats in Muyenga Kampala purporting to have been signed by the deceased.

He expressed disappointments to the court session that a lot of funds have been lost in because of these endless adjournments so urged court should speed up with proceeding to save money and time he wastes coming to court yet prosecution has totally failed to give clear evidence.

Mukesh added that “Upon court to always deny chance to self-seekers who want to use courts to grab people’s properties”.

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