It is alleged that the suspects impersonating as employees of State House under the Land Directorate forced Daniel Walusimbi a resident of Kasoma zone in Luwero town council to sign transfer forms of 80 acres of land to the names of Emmanuel Mayambala.
The Police in Luwero district has arrested two men who
impersonated as State House employees and forced a man to sign a transfer of 80
acres of land.
The suspects have been identified as Steven David Kakembo a resident of Kazo
Angola zone and a surveyor of Polar Survey Consult and Yasin Kyitezera a
resident of Kawempe Mbogo in Kampala city.
It is alleged that the suspects impersonating as employees of State House under
the Land Directorate intimidated and forced Daniel Walusimbi a resident of
Kasoma zone in Luwero town council to sign transfer forms of 80 acres of land
to the names of Emmanuel Mayambala.
The Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson Isah Ssemwogerere says that Walusimbi
an estate administrator of 198.727 hectares formerly belonging to his
grandfather late Issa Walusimbi had wrangles with family members after refusing
to share the land with the intended beneficiaries.
Ssemwogerere says that Mayambala, a son to the deceased brother of Walusimbi
approached lawyers at Cairo Building, Kampala city who connected him to the
suspects to help him get a share of the land.
Ssemwogerere says that Mayambala signed a memorandum of understanding with the
suspects to give them 25 acres of land in case they successfully help him to
secure a piece of land.
He says that on September 8 this year, the suspects travelling in a
Nissan car locally known as a drone with registration number B405 DLK claiming
that they were State House employees seized Walusimbi before they held him
inside the tinted car and forced him to sign a transfer of 80 acres of land to
They also ordered him to sign nine blank transfer forms and
thereafter sold part of the land.
Walusimbi reported the matter to Luwero Central Police Station which responded
and arrested two suspects.
It is reported that the same suspects have used the same trick to
intimidate and grab land from other people in Katikamu sub-county in Luwero
Ssemwogerere says the suspects face charges of fraud and impersonating
as State House employees.
Walusimbi confirmed the report but declined the comment further
saying other suspects at large may go in hiding.
Susan Abbo the Officer in Charge of Legal Affairs at State House Land Director
said the suspects are not their staff and Police should prosecute them. The
suspects are currently under detention at Luwero Central Police Station.
Cases of people impersonating as State House employees are not new in Luwero.
Early this month, the Luwero Chief Magistrate Court remanded Naliinya Bwanga
Namirembe to prison for impersonating as State House employees and thereafter
arrested four people over a land dispute.
Last month, Bwanga Namirembe and others still at large in Luwero, with intent
to defraud Erasmus Kigaba Bukenya of his land situated at Kaswa village in
Kamira sub-county ordered for the arrest of his workers falsely presenting
herself as State House whereas not.