The Mukono Chief Magistrates court has granted bail to two people charged for fraudulently selling land in Mukono.
The accused persons, Harriet Namuddu Kibuuka and Joel Mukasa applied for bail through their lawyer Ayubu Musubo. They were last week charged for fraudulently selling land belonging to the late Sarah Rosemary Mulira. The other suspects are Hakim Bigomba, Kenneth Nsubuga Sebagayunga, Zahura Shamim and Musa Lukungu.
According to the prosecution, Mulira died in June 2021, and left property among them land in Kyaggwe at Gwanya, Kinga, Kapeke in Mukono and Nsike in Ndeeba.
After her death, the suspects fraudulently transferred the land in Mukono into their names in order to use it as collateral to secure a loan of 4 Billion Shillings from Legacy Credit Ltd.
According to the prosecution, the suspects allegedly presented a forged sales agreement allegedly signed by the late Mulira. The suspects also claimed to have paid 800,000 USD to the deceased.
Court also heard that the suspects connived with a Lawyer Kenneth Nsubuga of Mukono to make the agreement and backdate it.
On Wednesday, the Mukono Chief Magistrate Tadeo Muyinda granted the accused a cash bail of 1 Million shillings and each and their sureties, a non-cash bond of 10 million shillings each.
On Tuesday, their bail application was rejected after the State Attorney Happiness Ainebyona noted that the suspects lacked documents of the sureties for verification.
Last week on Monday 14, the State House Anti-Corruption Unit and the police arrested four suspects for fraudulent procurement of a certificate of a land title, forgery, uttering a false document, and conspiracy to commit a felony.
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