Police in Mukono on Thursday blocked Paddy Sserunjogi popularly known as Sobi from evicting a 94-year-old man from his land in Nakisunga Sub County, Mukono District.

Sobi and more than 30 people raided Musa Mwanje’s land measuring 5 acres on the orders of Fulgensio Ssembajwe, the administrator of the properties belonging to the family of the late John Lule Ssebakijja, who are neighbors to Mwanje.

Sobi says that before the death of Ssebakijja, he had bought 20 acres of land from Mwanje, and unfortunately after he died, the transfer process was not completed.

He further notes that it is now over eight years since the death of Ssebakijja without Mwanje surrendering land. Sserunjogi reveals being promised ten acres out of the twenty once he clears and fence off the contested land from that of Mwanje.

After the death of Ssebakijja, the property administrator went to court and secured an order in September 2015 allowing him to clear and use the land but did not implement anything.

According to Mwanje, the 2015 order was presented to him by Sobi who introduced himself as a Special Forces Command operative hired to clear the contested part of the land.

He adds that at first, he treated it as a joke since he knew, owned, and kept very well all the land titles registered in his name until Sobi started cutting down trees and clearing sweet potato gardens.

Mwanje alerted his sons to secure a court injunction to stop all the illegal activities on his land.

According to records, the land titles indicate that Mwanje secured them in 1960 located on Block 221 Plot 118 Kyaggwe.

Mwanje also accuses Sobi and his gang of vandalizing the house where he stays. He notes that the house used to belong to his late son, Meddie Muyanja, who was a personal bodyguard to President Yoweri Museveni.

Police headed by the Mukono Division Officer in Charge, Michael Kato, and the LCI Chairperson Joseph Ssenkungu convened a village meeting where they read out the court injunction prohibiting further development on him of the land.

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