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Semwanga: Attorney General Ordered to Explain Burying Money

The grave of Ivan Semwanga was littered with local and foreign bank notes before his burial

The High Court in Kampala has issued a 15 day ultimatum to Attorney General and Bank of Uganda to file their defenses on why Police never stopped the members of Rich Gang from burying Ivan Semwanga with money, drugs which is unlawful.

Following the flashy funeral in Kayunga at the start of last week, doctor in which local and foreign bank notes were buried with the socialite, visit this site a civil suit was filed by one Robert Senfuka seeking court to order for the exhumation of Semwanga’s body, to have the money retrieved and returned into circulation.

In the petition before High Court, Senfuka alleges that money, which is not any body’s property, was not only misused by the Rich Gang members, but also their act  led to wastage of Tax payer’s money which is used to print the legal tender.

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Through Wameli and Company Advocates, Ssenfuka says he filed this case in public interest.

He also wants Court to order to Police to pay the punitive damages arising from this action, for neglecting their duties of keeping law and order.

This is the second person, since Ivan Ssemwanga was buried, to sue the relevant government agencies for failing to protect the legal tender.

The first was Abbey Mugugu who sued the Central Bank alongside A-Plus Funeral managers last week for failing to protect the legal tender when it was being abused by the Rich Gang

Ssenfuka is also suing one one Lubega Bahati who was filmed throwing the money in Ssemwanga’s grave.

The case has been allocated to Justice Stephen Musota whereas Mgugu’s application is to be heard by Justice Margret Oguli Oumo.

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