DECTECTIVES yesterday pursued Rubanda West MP Henry Banyenzaki to his office and interrogated him over a piece of land he purchased from former health minister Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi.
The disagreement is between the MP and Akright Estates managing director Anatoli Kamugisha.
Banyenzaki and Oyam North MP Ben Wacha were summoned to the Criminal Investigations Directorate headquarters in Kibuli yesterday over the case, but they did not appear.
Banyenzaki is said to have telephoned the Police, citing a busy schedule for failure to turn up.
Two detectives from the Anti Fraud Unit were dispatched to his office to establish how tight the MPâ€™s schedule was and to see whether it would allow for interrogation.
The officers are said to have recorded a brief statement from the MP.
Banyenzaki dismissed the summons, saying it was Akright propaganda.
â€œThe matter was in court and Akright lost so they have now run to the CID with all sorts of allegations,â€ Banyenzaki said.
Kamugisha dragged Banyenzaki to court earlier this year, accusing him of placing a caveat on the 84-acre piece of land on the Kampala-Hoima highway, which Akright claimed to have bought from Muhwezi.
â€œWe entered into a joint partnership with Banyenzaki with other 20 MPs to buy the land at sh2.5b. When they failed to raise the money, I secured a loan from the bank and paid Muhwezi,â€ Kamugisha said.
Kamugisha wants Banyenzaki to pay the sh1b that Akright refunded to the 20 MPs if he is to maintain 70% of the shares.
â€œHe (Banyenzaki) initiated the idea. He asked me to own 30% of the shares, while he and other 20 MPs own 70%. Muhwezi wanted sh2.5b, but they paid sh435m. I paid the rest. How can he still claim to own 70% of the shares?â€ Kamugisha said.
CID summons Wacha, Banyenzaki