There was intense anxiety in Muwanga village, Bunga, Makindye division yesterday as a group of men exhumed six graves in the area in broad day light.
The incident took place at around 4pm on Saturday amid tight security provided by Anti-riot police.
The police deployed to avert possible fights as the land where the exhumation was happening was being claimed by different groups of people.
The land, which is part of an estate of the late Yokana Mukasa, was sold to a man only identified as Adam.
This is according to Godfrey Kapalaga, the administrator of Mukasa’s estate.
“The land measuring 67 decimals contains 11 graves. We have bought another piece of land in Buikwe where we are going to rebury the bodies,” Kapalaga told us.
He added that people who were found living on the estate were duly paid. It emerged however, that another group of people were claiming to have been sold the same piece of land.
The new land owner Adam, was at the scene with a High Court order that allows him to utilize the land as he pleases.
“I was ordered to compensate family members Shs. 50 million which I did, but I have taken a lot of time in court defending this land which apparently was fraudulently sold to other people,” he said.
The police officers at the scene who didn’t wish to be publicized, informed us that they were implementing the High Court order.
The other group claiming ownership of the plot, on realizing the police deployment ceased the argument and were later seen calmly leaving.
According to the residents, before this incident, several attempts have been made to exhume the bodies but without success successful.