The deceased police spokesperson AIGP, Andrew Felix Kaweesi has been named as one of those involved in a matter where a government property was fraudulently demolished and tenants evicted in Jinja.
The commission of inquiry on land on Tuesday heard that the then director of police operations influenced the quick demolition of the building.
The said government building was demolished after businessman Simpson Birungi of Birus properties presented a fake title claiming ownership of a property located at plot 60/62 along Aldina Visram road.
According to Julius Twinomujuni who was the then commandant of the land protection unit, he wrote to Kaweesi advising him that there was no court order allowing demolition of the said property.
“My role was to advise my superior (Kaweesi) on what should be done.I told him Birus had to go back to court to get the eviction order,” Twinomujuni said.
He, however, said that Kaweesi told him to go ahead with writing to the RPC ordering him to sanction the eviction.
The then area RPC Edgar Nyabongo said that when the land protection unit commandant wrote to him, he realised some vested interest in the matter.
“I realised the speed at which the order was moving wasn’t normal,” Nyabongo told the commission.
He said by now things were beyond his control and agreed to write to the DPC sanctioning the eviction.
The then area DPC, Apollo Kateeba however told the commission that when he got orders from the RPC in regards to the eviction, he refused to adhere to them.
“I later got a call from the operations director(Kaweesi) but when I told him I wouldn’t be party to it, he told me he didn’t want any unnecessary arguments,” Kateeba told the commission.
He said for fear of being punished, he succumbed to sanction the eviction.