Jim Muhwezi Cries to IGP Ochola as Court Brokers, Police Evict Him from Makindye Land
Former Health minister Jim Muhwezi on Monday made desperate calls to police chief IGP Martins Okoth Ochola as court bailiffs and police evicted him from a land in dispute in Makindye Division.
Muhwezi could not readily reach Ochola, yet police and bailiffs were determined to evict him from a one-acre piece of land in Kyamula Zone.
A one James Mubiru claims ownership of the land.
“You are hereby directed to remove the said defendants and their agents/servants from the suit property comprised at Kyamula Zone,” read part of a court order signed on April 23.
“Put James Mubiru in possession of the said property.”
Baker Rwatooro, the deputy registrar for Execution and Bailiff’s Division, issued the order.
Rwatooro’s order stems from a High Court case 58/2014.
Mubiru says William Hitimana had pestered him to do sell him and Muhwezi the land.
“I told him that I am a poor man, but I cannot sell the land I inherited,” said Mubiru.
‘He said he would fight me.”
Mubiru further accuses Hitimana of pushing for his arrest in January 2016.
He was detained in a toilet for five days at Katwe Police Station, he claims.
“They hit my teeth, and said I was trespassing on that land,” further claims Mubiru.
“They also charged me with treason and attempt to kill me. I am still on a police bond.”
Muhwezi says he bought the land from Hitimana.
But court documents do not make mention of Muhwezi as the land owner or co-owner.