MTN Ordered to Cough Over Ugx500m for Trespassing On Former DIGP’s Land


By Our Reporter

MTN Uganda is preparing to pay UGX526,915,000 to the former Deputy Inspector General of Police (IGP) Julius Peter Ocur Odwe for trespassing on his land.

This comes after High Court in Lira discovered that the Telecom Company had forcefully laid its fibre optic cables underground across his land, preventing him from expanding his building constructions.

Odwe through his lawyer, Quirinus Oyugi Onono, told Court that: “MTN continued to trespass, making money and ignored the land owner with impunity. They instead went to court to block payment of all debts amounting to Ugx526,915,000.”

It’s from the above background that Justice Duncan Gaswaga, the Lira Resident Judge on December 19th delivered the ruling on this matter that had stalled from 2012.

“The application lacks the merits and is hereby dismissed with costs. The court declines to set aside the Garnishee Order nisi issued in Miscellaneous Application no 123 of 2022,” he ruled.

Justice Duncan also awarded the former deputy IGP Ugx300 million with interest at 23 per cent from the time of the judgement till full payment.



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