Makindye Court Chief Magistrate Prosy Katushabe has ordered controversial city businessman Dodoviko Mwanje and seventeen others to pay UGX 2 Million each before leaving Kitalya government Prison.
This comes shortly after the untimely demolition of St. Peter’s church Ndeeba in which Dodoviko Mwanje is alleged to have had a hand in. The Church was demolished on 11th August 2020 and was within a few hours reduced to mere rubble.
Their sureties have been ordered to execute a non-cash bail of 100 million shillings. The suspects have also been barred from traveling outside the country without Clarence from the court and ordered to deposit their passports with the court.
It is said orders to demolish came after a court ruling by High Court Judge, Justice Eudes Keiterima who declared that the Church of Uganda trustees fraudulently acquired the land where the church sits. This was on 6 June 2019. On July 10, Justice Keitirima issued an order for the vacation of the land.
On July 30, a permit issued by the KCCA acting director of physical planning, Mr. Ivan Katongole, approved the demolition of the church. In the same permit, he wrote: “The demotion shall be carried out during weekends and off-peak hours so that it doesn’t cause interruption of
traffic and other businesses within the vicinity.”