Scandal After Scandal: Tooro King Oyo Accused Of Land Grabbing Again!

Scandal After Scandal: Tooro King Oyo Accused Of Land Grabbing Again!

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By Andrew Irumba

Just few days after the Omukama of Tooro Kingdom Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi 1V’s plan to change the Hostel housing Sarah Clinic along Kasese-Fort Portal road, opp.Kabarole Hospital from the Kingdom ownership into his personal property was foiled by a group of Batooro, his appetite and that of his mother Best Kemigisa, the Queen mother of Toro has now reportedly shifted to grabbing two neighboring plots of land belonging to Allan Bright Kagoro commonly known as Tycoon Allan, of Allan Resort Motel.

The British duo citizen of Ugandan origin accuse King Oyo and his Lands minster Poly of connivance to grab his two plots number 30 & 31 on Block 72 which neighbors with the Karuzika palace Harukoto, in Fort Portal town.

Judgement that declared Allan Kagoro the lawful owner of the land under contention

It should be noted that in 2012 Omukama Oyo,under whose instructions the kingdom administration was working, tried to grab the said land but Allan dragged them to court vide case file number Civil Suit LD No. 27 of 2012, and won the case.

Judgement of the case which declared Kagoro as the rightful owner of the land was passed in absentia of Omukama Oyo and his lawyers because they refused to attend all court hearings, ruled the presiding Grade One magistrate Philip Oji.

Magistrate Phillips Oji’s ruling

Later, Omukama Oyo appealed the judgement at the Fort Portal High Court but lost it still. He didn’t only loose the case,but High Court tasked him and his kingdom administrators to pay Allan and his lawyers their costs for wasting Court’s time and that of the respondents.

Ruling from the High Court which withheld the Judgement from the Chief Magistrates Court about Kagoro being the lawful owner of the land

This website understands that the duo failed to comply with time,which prompted Allan to contract bailiffs who attached Kingdom building, auctioned it off and recovered their costs.

Genesis Of The Conflict Now

Five years later, just last week, Kagoro got a shock of his life, ALMOST JUMPING OUT OF HIS OWN SKIN when he went to routinely check on his land only to find a team of Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) Engineering department digging a foundation with intent to construct a perimeter wall to enclose it inside the palace as part of the Karuziika land!

“I went to my land and found out that the site is being manned and constructed by UPDF, they’ve surrounded the whole place not allowing any body entry there, they’re busy enclosing my two plots along side,can you imagine?” Kagoro told this reporter via phone call on Saturday.

Notice of intention to evict Omukama Oyo from the land under contention

Kagoro immediately instructed his lawyers of Ngamije Law Consultants and advocates to notify Omukama Oyo, UPDF leadership, RDC Kabarole and other relevant local authorities about the matter, which are yet to respond. However,the construction was still going by the time we filed this report.

The contested land where a foundation for the perimeter wall has been dug

The  notice written by Kagoro’s lawyers addressed to Omukama Oyo, dated March 9, 2020 reads in part thus;

ILLEGAL INCLUSION OF OUR CLIENT’S LAND INTO YOUR WALL FENCE

We act for and on behalf of Allan Bright Kagoro, who has instructed us to address you as hereunder;
That our client is the lawful owner of land comprised in Block 72, Plots 30 and 31 at Harukoto, Fort Portal Municipality, Kabarole district, having inherited the same from his father the Later Christopher Kawaya, who had acquired it from Fort Portal Municipal Council in 1984. The land is on the road below the palace and on it is a foundation for our Client’s house.

That in or around 2012 you through several of your agents trespassed on our Client’s land as a result of which he instituted a suit against you vide Civil Suit LD No. 27 of 2012 wherein he was declared to be the lawful owner  and execution of the said judgement was done in 2016.

That from that you have made several applications challenging the judgement all of which have been dismissed but you have stubbornly obstructed our client from occupying his land and have now dug a foundation for construction of a perimeter wall fence around our Client’s Land without his consent.

Take Notice that we have instructions from our Client to forcefully evict you and we shall proceed with the said eviction unless  you with immediate effect stop your unlawful actions on our Client’s land.” 

This investigative on-line newspaper has been made to understand independently that the perimeter wall is being constructed by UPDF’s department of Engineers on the orders of president Yoweri Museveni as part of the offer he contributed recently when Oyo and Queen mother visted him towards Oyo’s preparations to host World’s Kings’ Summit he is to host at his Palace in Fort Portal this September 2020.

It is said that president Museveni also gave them yet to be disclosed huge  amounts of money to prepare for the event, which is apparently now being used to torment the communities in the kingdom.

Efforts to secure a comment from Omukama Oyo’s press team were futile by press time as they couldn’t be reached on phone. 

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