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Commercial Court arrests Thomas Katto

By Vision Reporter

Added 31st October 2003 03:00 AM

EMBATTLED Thomas Iyamulemye Katto was yesterday arrested from his mansion in Bukoto Hill on the orders of the Commercial Court.
He had on several occasions failed to attend court citing ill health.

EMBATTLED Thomas Iyamulemye Katto was yesterday arrested from his mansion in Bukoto Hill on the orders of the Commercial Court.
He had on several occasions failed to attend court citing ill health.

By Hillary Nsambu

EMBATTLED Thomas Iyamulemye Katto was yesterday arrested from his mansion in Bukoto Hill on the orders of the Commercial Court.
He had on several occasions failed to attend court citing ill health.

Justice James Ogoola issued the orders yesterday following complaints by lawyers representing Katto’s creditors that he was deliberately avoiding court proceedings.

The Court was hearing a bankruptcy petition filed by Katto who is heavily indebted to the Bank of Uganda, NPART and Nile Bank among others.

Katto was taken to the surgery, a private clinic, on Plot 2 Acacia Avenue, Kololo in Kampala, where a doctor examined him.

The doctor’s reports said Katto was not suffering from gouty arthritis as alleged by an earlier report from his doctor.

From the clinic, Police officers took Katto to court where he contested the medical report saying that the doctor was biased.

He took off his eyeglasses and asked the judge to observe his face, saying he could also tell that he was a very sick person.

By press time, Katto was still in the Commercial Court with the creditors’ lawyers requesting that the bankruptcy petition be dismissed so that they could recover the money that Katto owed them. The total amount that Katto owes is about sh10b.

Earlier, Katto’s advocate, Apollo Makubuya had produced a medical report that described Katto as having severe gouty arthritis of the ankle joints and that he was in severe pain and unable to walk.

The earlier medical report recommended him that he takes a week’s bed rest while on treatment.

Katto is indebted with his son, Patrick Katto, to the Bank of Uganda, the receiver of his former bank, ICB, NPART, Nile Bank and others in over sh10b.

Commercial Court arrests Thomas Katto

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