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Ivan Semwanga: Court Decides on Request to Exhume Body

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High court in Kampala has ruled on a case in which Abey Mgugu sought an order for the exhumation of the body of fallen socialite Ivan Ssemwanga after his Rich Gang members buried him with money.

Mgugu had sought orders to exhume Semwanga’s remains with the intention of recovering all the currencies thrown in the socialite’s grave.

He accused BoU and A Plus of not restraining the Rich Gang youths from throwing money in Semwanga’s grave at Nakaliro village in Kayunga district on May 30, 2017.

But Presiding judge Magret Oguli-Oumo on Monday dismissed Mgugu’ s case against A-plus Funeral Management and Bank of Uganda as well as his request to exhume the body.

Justice Oguli ruled that the mode of contract that Ssemwaga’s family entered with A Plus did not include the supervision and enforcement of respect of currency notes.

Oguli further ruled that Mgugu accused the wrong party because it was not A Plus that threw the money in the grave.

After a careful perusal of Bank of Uganda Act, the judge also ruled, the central bank has no duty of enforcing respect of the Ugandan currency. BoU of Uganda also has no mandate of protecting other currencies that were buried with Semwanga such as the US dollar and the South African Rand.

Ivan Semwanga: Court Decides on Request to Exhume Body
High court in Kampala has ruled on a case in which Abey Mgugu sought an order for the exhumation of the body of fallen socialite Ivan Ssemwanga after his Rich Gang members buried him with money.

Mgugu had sought orders to exhume Semwanga’s remains with the intention of recovering all the currencies thrown in the socialite’s grave.

He accused BoU and A Plus of not restraining the Rich Gang youths from throwing money in Semwanga’s grave at Nakaliro village in Kayunga district on May 30, 2017.

But Presiding judge Magret Oguli-Oumo on Monday dismissed Mgugu’ s case against A-plus Funeral Management and Bank of Uganda as well as his request to exhume the body.

Justice Oguli ruled that the mode of contract that Ssemwaga’s family entered with A Plus did not include the supervision and enforcement of respect of currency notes.

Oguli further ruled that Mgugu accused the wrong party because it was not A Plus that threw the money in the grave.

After a careful perusal of Bank of Uganda Act, the judge also ruled, the central bank has no duty of enforcing respect of the Ugandan currency. BoU of Uganda also has no mandate of protecting other currencies that were buried with Semwanga such as the US dollar and the South African Rand.

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