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High Court rules against exhuming Ivan Semwanga's body to recover currency notes
The High Court in Kampala has declined to issue orders to exhume the body of the late Ivan Ssemwanga as requested by a one Abbey Mgugu.

The High Court in Kampala has declined to issue orders to exhume the body of the late Ivan Ssemwanga as requested by a one Abbey Mgugu.

Presiding Judge Margaret Oumo Oguli, dismissed Mgugu' s case against A-plus funeral management and Bank of Uganda in which he had sought permission to exhume Ssemwanga's body and remove all the currency notes that were  buried with him.

The judge also reasoned that Mgugu does not have a cause of action  against A-plus because it's not the  company that  threw money into Ssemwanga's  grave, something which would have given rise to this case.

In her ruling, justice Oguli has also exonerated Bank of Uganda of neglecting its statutory duty to protect currency notes saying a careful perusal of the  Bank of Uganda Act gives it no duty to enforce respect of the Ugandan currency and those from other jurisdictions such as the US dollar and the South African Rand that Mgugu claims were also thrown in Ssemwanga's  grave.

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