Clergy’s estate sued for Shs50m
Posted Tuesday, October 29 2013 at 07:58
Kampala- A woman has dragged the administrator of the estate of the late cardinal Emmanuel Nsubuga to court over alleged fraudulent transfer of her land to a local church as a gift by the clergyman.
Ms Erizabesi Nabunya, in an October 24 suit before the Land Division of the High Court in Kampala, contends that she trusted the late cardinal by giving him her land title.
This was after the Cardinal had reportedly bought part of her land (One acre) and had allegedly asked for the land title to sub-divide and parcel it out.
Also sued is the Registered Trustees of Kampala Archdiocese, the caretaker of St Camel’s Church in Busega, which the land in question was allegedly transferred to.
“Cardinal Nsubuga asked for a copy of the plaintiff’s title to sub-divide and parcel out his piece of land and title. The plaintiff handed over her title since the Cardinal was a religious leader whom she trusted and therefore had no reason to expect any foul-play,” the suit reads in part.
Ms Nabunya is now asking for Shs50 million as damages for having been deprived of use of her land and wants court to declare her the lawful owner of the land.
Court documents reveal that Ms Nabunya inherited two acres of land from her father in 1948 but later sold off part of it until she discovered that the remaining 70 decimals was illegally appropriated to St Camel’s Church.
Court is yet to summon the administrator to file in their defence before a hearing date is set.