There Was Kawukumi In First Ruling: Principal Judge Zeija Orders Fresh Hearing Of Ndeeba Church Land Ownership Case

There Was Kawukumi In First Ruling: Principal Judge Zeija Orders Fresh Hearing Of Ndeeba Church Land Ownership Case

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Ndeeba church land ownership scandal is back in the news after yesterday principal judge Flavian Zeija trashed the first ruling that controversially declared a one Dodoviko Mwanje as rightful owner which he stood on to demolish St Peter’s Church.

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The decision to trash the first ruling came after a one Lucy Nsubuga, the administrator of the estate of the late Evelyne Nachwa, the alleged owner of the land inked a petition challenging the ruling of Justice Eudes Keitirima who handed the land to Dodoviko.

Delivering the ruling, Zeija noted that court orders that were issued directly affect the aggrieved party that was never given an opportunity to be heard before the judgment was delivered.

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Zeija reasoned thus; “I am inclined to believe that by December 1, 2015, when the applicant was dropped as a party, there exist sufficient reasons to believe that Counsel Ambrose Tebyasa had instructions to represent the applicant.”

He added, “There is no such a presumption that if an advocate has represented a party before it will presume that such an advocate will have instructions in future in the new matters arising from the same case most especially like the instant case where there was a lapse of time of more than one-and-half years before the applicant was dropped as a party in the main suit. Therefore, let the matter be fixed again and heard afresh.”

In August 2020, the church was demolished in the night by court bailiffs working on the instructions of Dodoviko who claimed to have bought the church land.

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