The State has accused Mr. Muhammad Kamoga, a land broker, of committing fraud related to the acquisition of a 200-acre piece of land in Katabi Town Council, Wakiso District. On September 4, Mr. George William Byansi, the deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, requested the police to arrest Mr. Kamoga and bring him to court for allegedly using deceitful methods to obtain the land located in Bukaya and Bugoba villages in Garuga.
The charges against the land broker include forgery, presenting false documents, and obtaining registration through false pretenses. It is alleged that on May 7, 2021, at the Wakiso lands office, Mr. Kamoga forged a transfer form for land on Block 435, Plot 8, falsely claiming ownership under the name of Mr. Peter Bibangamba. The State also contends that he forged a transfer form dated February 8, 2021, for land on Block 435, comprising 105 plots.
Additionally, Mr. Kamoga is accused of submitting these forged documents to the registrar of titles, falsely claiming that they were signed by Mr. Bibangamba. The State asserts that Mr. Kamoga intentionally secured the registration of disputed land under the Registration of Titles Act by falsely representing that Mr. Bibangamba had transferred it to him.
Mr. Bibangamba alleges that Mr. Kamoga subdivided his land into more than 100 plots, registered them under his name, and subsequently sold them without Mr. Bibangamba’s consent. In 2021, Mr. Bibangamba had engaged Mr. Kamoga to help him regain possession of his land, which was occupied by squatters causing issues.
According to the complaint, Mr. Bibangamba and Mr. Kamoga had signed a memorandum of understanding and powers of attorney to empower Mr. Kamoga to execute the assignment. The powers of attorney granted Mr. Kamoga the authority to sign and execute court documents and take necessary actions to enforce these powers.
It is alleged that Mr. Kamoga conducted meetings with the squatters, defined the land boundaries, negotiated with some of them, and even facilitated the sale to one of them, J.P. Cuttings. However, Mr. Kamoga subsequently subdivided the entire land into smaller plots, registered most of them under his own name, and sold them without Mr. Bibangamba’s knowledge or consent.
Efforts to contact Mr. Kamoga, who is currently on police bond, were unsuccessful as his known telephone number was switched off. Mr. Kamoga is representing himself in a civil matter.