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Alam Group Boss Abid Alam could be prosecuted on murder charges
This is due to the fact that he defied the Uganda Land Commission’s orders that prohibited him from accessing a disputed 12 square-mile piece of land in Bukoba Mubende, whose ownership is contested by World War veterans.

Businessman Abid Alam faces a possibility of prosecution for murder, inciting violence and unlawful destruction of property amongst others.

This is due to the fact that he defied the Uganda Land Commission’s orders that prohibited him from accessing a disputed 12 square-mile piece of land in Bukoba Mubende, whose ownership is contested by World War veterans.

"The file has been sent to the DPP for sanctioning and we expect that he will be charged", Ebert Byenkya the lead counsel of the Commision of inquiry into Land matters said. 

Alam is accused of accessing the disputed piece of land with a group of about 20 men wielding clubs and machetes. In the scuffle, some people were injured and structures razed.

Another gang returned on Nov. 5th armed with clubs, machetes and iron bars with instructions to forcefully evict residents and destroy property.  Many people were injured on both sides and a gun recovered allegedly belonging to Alam’s private security guards.

"Those matters have become criminal offences", the chairperson of the land probe, Justice Catherine Bamugemereire who is leading the Commision of inquiry into Land matters said.

According to archives, this land was donated to 350 world War ex-servicemen by the Queen of England through the Kabaka of Buganda in 1954.

The ex-servicemen utilised the land till the 1980s when Magero Kawuma transferred into his names at least 10 of the 12 square miles on a leasehold title obtained from Uganda Land Commission.

The two later transferred the land to a one  Abbas Kajoba Mawanda, who eventually transferred all the land to Abid Alam’s firms: Steel Rolling Mills, Mityana Farm Enterprises and Mityana Farm Group between 2001 and 2010.

The Commission understands that since 2006, there have been several violent attempts to evict the families of the ex-servicemen from the land by Abid Alam’s agents.

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