By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The State House Anti Corruption Unit in conjunction with Uganda Police on Wednesday arrested and arraigned Mwesigye Amos, a notorious land grabber operating within Gomba District, before the Masaka Chief Magistrates Court.
In Court, Mwesigye was charged with obtaining UGX300M from a one Steven Kagyenyi by False pretence.
It is alleged that in 2020, Mwesigye together with some family members of the late Nasanairi Kinalwa connived and purportedly purchased 120 acres of titled land from them, yet they were not the owners of the said land.
”He later fraudulently sold part of the land to other people in order to frustrate the interest of the registered owner, Frank Rushanganwa.” the unit contends.
According to the Unit, the suspect has also been using some govt officials to subdue the interests of his victims.
The State House Anti Corruption Unit (SH-ACU) in one year, 2022, managed to recover Ugx35.484bn from corruption masters of this country, the annual report revealed.
The Unit also managed to arrest and arraign in court over 448 suspects. Among these, courts convicted 70 culprits including government accounting officers, Executive Officers, managing directors, Secretaries of Commission, CAOs, and Town Clerks.
SH-ACU was established under Article 99(4) of the constitution of Uganda, which gives the President executive powers to either directly or indirectly perform his duties or through officers subordinate to him.
Launched on 10th December 2018, SH-ACU coordinates with all constitutionally mandated agencies to ensure a corruption-free country.
The Unit also acts as a link between H.E. the President, citizens, and Anti-Corruption agencies in relation to Anti-Corruption issues.