Mutegeki was arrested during a heated village meeting held at Buyanja village on Friday afternoon when residents accused him of conniving with investors to forcibly take their land.
Mutegeki, the Chairperson of Buyanja village in Hoima
district who was arrested for alleged land grabbing has been released on police
was arrested during a heated village meeting held at Buyanja village on Friday
afternoon when residents accused him of conniving with investors to forcibly
take their land.
residents contend that their chairperson has on several occasions issued land
sale letters, and appended his signature and the village official stamp on
fictitious land transactions leading to the eviction of several residents.
the latest development, the residents accused Mutegeki of allegedly conniving
with a tycoon identified as Fred Maganda to grab 810 hectares of land situated
in the villages of Rwobunyonyi, Buyanja and Kirindasojo.
duo allegedly hired people to clear the land on Wednesday destroying crop
gardens including cassava, Maize, Banana plantations, rice and beans among
others belonging to the area residents.
was rescued from a mob of angry residents by Robert Mwanga, the LCIII
chairperson who immediately alerted police. He was arrested moments after.
Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson says told Uganda Radio Network
that Mutegeki was released on Saturday on police bond. He recorded statements to kickstart the investigations and is expected to report back to Police on Monday.