By Sania Babirye
The son to the late Bonney Katatumba has pinned Kampala businessman Mukesh Shukula Babuhai of Shumuk Aluminum industries of forging documents to take over his late father’s Hotel Diplomat.
While appearing before Buganda road court grade one magistrate Stella Amabilisi, Bigirwa Katatumba testified that Shumuk allegedly forged the transfer documents in which the late who was the director of the said property is said to have handed the said property to him.
The businessman is charged with 13 counts of forgery, uttering forged documents and conspiracy to commit a felony.
He was arrested in November 2019 by police after the late Bonney’s children led by Angela Katatumba accused him of acquiring their late father’s property through fraudulent means.
He is said to have forged the signature of the chief justice Bart Katureebe in the said take over of the said property.
Prosecution states that on the 17th of April 2015 in Kampala business city center, Mukesh forged 6 letters for official handover of hotel Diplomat at Muyenga purporting to have been signed by late Bonney Katatumba, managing directors Hotel Diplomat and Karyegira George William (ASP) officer in charge of security of the chief justice.
It is further alleged that after forging the said letters Mukesh uttered them to Makindye Magistrate court on the 16th of November 2017 purporting that they were signed by both family members and directors of Hotel Diplomat.
The case has further been adjourn to 13 of next month for further hearing.
The late Bonny Katatumba died in February 2017.