Justice Duncan Gaswaga, the Lira Resident Judge on December 19, ordered MTN Uganda to pay Shs526.9m to Julius Peter Ocur Odwe the former Deputy Inspector General of Police for trespassing on the latter’s land.
According to Court Ruling, MTN Uganda, forcefully laid its fibre optic cables to Odwe’s land, preventing him from expanding his building constructions.
“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 Shs526,915,000,” Odwe told Court, through his lawyer Quirinus Oyugi Onono.
Justice Gaswaga, said that 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.
The Case had stalled from 2012.
Justice Duncan also awarded the former deputy IGP Shs300m with interest at 23% from the time of the judgement till full payment.
First Reported by Witness Eye