Uganda Peoples’ Congress faction president-elect, Jimmy Akena, has been summoned along with his cabinet for allegedly trespassing on the Uganda House building.
The criminal summons issued by Buganda Road Court were prompted by a private application lodged in court through Sempala, Mukasa, Obonyo and Co, Advocates, although the applicant is concealed.
According to the charge sheet, Akena faces charges of forceful entry, tress pass and being a common nuisance with other 14 people including MPs Maxwell Akora, Betty Amongi, and Fred Ebil.
Jimmy Akena is accused with 14 others of tress passing at UPC offices.
Back in August, former UPC president, Amb. Olara Otunnu, and his group have sued Akena for trespassing at Uganda House and forcefully occupying the seat of the president.
Otunnu was even held hostage by Akena’s group at the part headquarters before being disloddged from his office.
Ever since, Otunnu’s camp has done everything to force Akena and his cabinet to vacate the premises without success.
According to the court summons Civil No. 398 of 2015 filed in the High Court of Kampala in the Land Division, the defendants who include Milton Obote Foundation LTD and Uganda House Investment LTD require that a group vacates the premises without fail.
Otunnu in his suit demanded for payment of a total of Shs 21, 490,000 as special damages for cost incurred owing to the defendants’ acts, omissions and threats.
While the High Court case is ongoing, another similar case has been opened in Buganda Road Court with the same demands.
Akena’s camp is expected to respond to the summons or appear personally in court soon.
Akena, on the other hand, insists Uganda House was built by his father and will not relinquish it to anyone.