Court dismisses case against Meddie Sentongo

KAMPALA. Commercial court in Kampala has dismissed a case in which ex-convict Meddie Sentongo was sued by Mr David Greenhalgh, the director of Daveshan company over his properties worth about Shs40 billion.

After several months of hearing the case, Justice Henry Peter Adonyo declared Sentongo a free man and ordered that his Houses in Muyenga, Munyonyo, Ntinda, BMW Cars, and Several Bank accounts in South Africa and Kenya be freed from inconvenience.
Sentongo was charged alongside renowned socialite Ms Shanita Namuyimbwa alias Bad Black, who is currently serving a four year sentence in Luzira prison for fraudulent acquiring Shs11b from Mr Greenhalgh.

“Namuyimbwa was the majority shareholder and sole signatory to the Company account. Her statement is therefore very important to this court. At first she said she withdrew USD4milion but later changed to USD3million. What is clear is that she cannot be relied on as a witness having said she lied when she told the Anti-corruption court that she had no business dealing with Sentongo. Now she wants this court to believe her that she gave him USD30,000,” Justice Adonyo reasoned.

He said no reason is given why she withdrew all the USD36,000 and decided to give Sentongo USD30,000. He said Namuyimbwa told court herself that she spent the money partying with her friends and could not remember how much she spent.

“On his part, Sentongo told court that he has never received money from either Namuyimbwa or their company, Daveshan but used to do his own business in real estate. Throughout the trial, no tangible evidence of Sentongo receiving money from Namuyimbwa or Daveshan was brought,” Justice Adonyo noted and added that Mr Greenhalgh, Ms Namuyimbwa and their Deveshan Development Company had not made out a case against Sentongo. He dismissed Mr Mr Greenhalgh’s case against Sentongo with costs.

jkigongo@ug.nationmedia.com

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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