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Land Fraud: Anthony Ojuka charged, remanded

The Anti-Corruption Unit of State House, working with the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) has this morning arraigned businessman, Anthony Ojuka before the Lira Chief Magistrates Court on Charges of Fraudulent Procurement of Certificate of title and Conspiracy to Commit a Felony. He has been remanded until 21/12/2023.

The accused and others still at large between the months of February 2019 and September 2020 at Lira Lands Office in Lira District, conspired and fraudulently procured registration on a freehold certificate of title on govt land, plot 17 Ben Emor Road at Ireda Estate.

It is alleged that between 2017 and 2019, Lira District Executive Committee used the Council to pass an impugned resolution to have the said land titled but also leave out part of it on claims that it had been encroached on. The part that was left out was instead shared amongst the political and technical staff of the district.

Ojuka was one of the political leaders among many others who passed the impugned resolution, and registered the share he got in the name of his sister Atino Hilda. Investigations also revealed that there were no encroachers on the land as it was alleged at the time the resolution was passed, but the intention of the leaders was to steal government land.

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