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Businessman and politician Anthony Ojuka charged and remanded

(Last Updated On: 21 November 2023)

Lira I On Tuesday, November 21, in the morning, State House Anti-Corruption Court says working with the Criminal Investigation Department they arraigned businessman, Ojuka Anthony before the Lira Chief Magistrates Court.

Ojuka’s charges are fraudulent procurement of a Certificate of Title and Conspiracy to Commit a Felony. “He has been remanded until 21/12/2023.

The accused and others still at large between February 2019 and September 2020 at Lira Lands Office in Lira District, conspired and fraudulently procured registration on a freehold certificate of title on government land, plot 17 Ben Emor Road at Ireda Estate.

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It is alleged that between 2017 and 2019, Lira District Executive Committee used the Council to pass an impugned resolution to have the said land titled but also leave out part of it on claims that it had been encroached on.

The part that was left out was instead shared among the political and technical staff of the district.

Ojuka Anthony was one of the political leaders among many others who passed the impugned resolution and registered the share he got in the name of his sister Atino Hilda.

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Investigations also revealed that there were no encroachers on the land as it was alleged at the time the resolution was passed, but the intention of the leaders was to steal government land.

tndNews Lira team is following up on this story.

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