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Controversial perimeter wall lands MP in court

By Barbra Kabahumuza

Added 26th October 2020 03:50 PM

The plaintiff further alleges that she engaged the MP to rectify the trespass but she resorted to insulting her instead.

Controversial perimeter wall lands MP in court

Lwengo Woman MP Cissy Dionizia Namujju.

The plaintiff further alleges that she engaged the MP to rectify the trespass but she resorted to insulting her instead.

A woman has dragged Lwengo Woman MP Cissy Dionizia Namujju to the High Court, accusing her of illegally erecting a perimeter wall on her land.

Ali Mariam filed the suit at the land division of the High Court seeking for an order of demolition for the said perimeter wall constructed in her land. The land is on block 260 plot 170 at Zeranumbu estimated to be worth sh150m.

Court documents filed today indicate that Ali is the registered proprietor of the land in question.

She says the legislator is the owner of the adjacent plot of land on block 260 plot 411 at Zeranumbu.

"While the defendant was constructing her house and perimeter wall, she constructed up to the extent of her land boundary with plot 754 and narrowed the access road," read the court filings in part.

The MP asserts that she suspected encroachment and engaged a team of surveyors from FPSC Uganda Ltd who on December 13, 2019,  in the presence of the defendant and her site engineer, an opening of boundaries exercise was carried out whereby it was indeed confirmed that there was trespass.

The plaintiff further alleges that she engaged the MP to rectify the trespass but she resorted to abusing and insulting her instead.

According to the court documents, on March  12, 2020, the plaintiff issued a notice to commence legal proceedings to the MP while also proposing dialogue but the notice was ignored by the defendant.

The plaintiff contends that the defendant's perimeter wall which was constructed in her plot of land constitutes trespass to land for which she claims general damages.

She further contends that she's entitled to an order of demolition and vacant possession of the defendant's perimeter wall that encroaches on her land.

"Notice to sue was communicated to the defendant but it was ignored," she asserts.

Ali wants a permanent injunction restraining the Namujju from further trespassing on her land.

The court registrar has summoned the legislator to file her defence within fifteen days.

"Should you fail to file your defence on or before the date mentioned, the plaintiff may proceed with the suit and judgement may be given in your absence," she warned.

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