City Lawyer Lugalambi Arrested for Fraud

Kampala Metropolitan Spokesperson, Emillian Kayima

Police in Kampala have in detention a lawyer who is being accused of defrauding millions of shillings from people in Buliisa district.

Counsel Robert Mukasa Lugalambi was picked up by police last Friday and is currently detained at the Central Police Station according to the Kampala Police Mouthpiece Emilian Kayima.

The lawyer is accused by scores of local farmers in Buliisa district of pocketing their money totaling Shs 300million, unhealthy which was awarded to them by Masindi High Court in January 2013.

The cattle keepers (Balaalo) took to court after they were evicted from their land by government in an operation commanded by then Coordinator of National Intelligence Gen David Sejusa in 2010.

These won the case and were awarded Shs. 300million in costs. They have since returned to the land they were evicted from.

They claim however that ever since their money was released, their lawyer Lugalambi of Mukasa Lugalambi Advocates and Solicitors has not handed them a penny.

Mr Kayima said police is set to forward the file to DPP for perusal and legal advice and the accused will be taken to court.

Efforts to reach the law firm for a comment were still futile as our calls went unanswered.


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