Rally driver Ponsiano Lwakataka has petitioned the Kampala High Court seeking compensation of over sh40 billion shillings for what he says was malicious prosecution.
In the case he filed against Attorney General and police officer Twaha Semanda, Lwakataka says he was on September 9, 2014 “arrested and maliciously prosecuted for the murder of nine persons before Masaka High Court”.
After spending 1 year and four months on remand he was acquitted for lack of evidence.
Lwakataka accuses Semanda of masterminding the move to maliciously frame him and setting up witnesses including Asuman Muddu, who told Court that he had hired him to execute the nine member murder in Rakai in 2013.
The deceased, including pastor Steven Mugamba were murdered in cold blood after unknown assailants drilled a hole into their house, broke in and killed them.
Lwakataka says he used to earn sh100 million per month from his fish export business to Congo and Tanzania which came to a standstill for the period he was on remand.
Court’s registrar Alex Ajiji received Lwakataka’s complaint and has now issued summons giving Semanda and the Attorney General 15 days to file their defence.