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Former Lands Boss Kulata’s Hopes to Halt IGG Case Crushed by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has dismissed interdicted Land Registrar Sarah Kulata’s application in which she wanted the court to halt her trial before Anti-corruption Court.

Kulata rushed to the highest court of the land, after her application before the Court of Appeal to stop her trial, was thrown out.

Five Supreme Court judges in their ruling read by Registrar Godfrey Opefeni, agreed with the decision of the lower court that Kulata should be prosecuted on charges of abuse of office

For one, they ruled that there is no way through which a pending civil case failed on different grounds can prevent the IGG from instituting Criminal proceedings against any body

Among the charges against Kulata, is that between July and August 2011 at the Land Registry in Kampala, she hastily and illegally registered numerous plots of land worth 11 billion shillings in the names of Kikonyogo Investments, who were not the illegitimate owners.

Kulata further argued that the IGG acted beyond her powers when he instituted a Criminal case using the same facts as those in a civil suit before court.

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling, Prosecutors from the IGG’s office revealed that any time from now they are going to issue summons requiring Kulata to appear before the Anti-corruption  court for trial

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