By Ruth Anderah
Businessman Nasser Basajjabalaba and two others have been dragged to court by a family for allegedly swindling over one billion shillings purporting to sell to them some of the Departed Asian properties whereas not.
Basajjabalaba is jointly sued with Abdulhu Byakatonda and Micdad Muganga who received the above money claiming that they are employees or agents of the Departed Asians Custodian Board.
The family led by Asuman Nkambwe, says they paid the money in dollars after the accused persons confirmed to them that the properties were indeed available for purchase.
Through their lawyer Ramadhan Waiswa of Messrs Katuntu and company advocates, the family after paying the money they learnt through a court claim that plot 23 Martin road in Kampala is being claimed by a one Nanji Valji’s administrator who claims that the said plot is their estate and that they have a repossession certificate.
They were given plot 34 Rashid Khamis road which is also having a title in the names of John Katonya.
In the suit filed before Buganda Road court under private prosecution, the family also learnt that the properties on plot 34 Rashid Khamis road, plot 23 and 37 on Martin Road were developed with buildings and that although they had been expropriated during the 1970’s and vested in government, the owners had not legally repossessed them within the time limited by law.
Basajjabalaba and colleagues are yet to be summoned by court to answer the charges.