This process is aimed at keeping the status-quo of these properties until the commercial case filed by Daveshan Development Company and its director, Mr David Greenhalgh, who is seeking to recover about Shs11 billion from Black and businessman, Meddi Ssentongo is heard and completed.
The order in part notes that court has reason to believe Namuyimbwa and Ssentongo are poised to to dispose of the whole of their properties so as to prevent their being attached. The order therefore authorises Daveshan Development (U) Ltd and David Greenhalgh lawyers to act promptly and attach whatever properties they can find. The warrant is dated June 10.
The warrant means that the properties will remain attached and safe from sale until court orders otherwise. The Greenhalgh lawyers are required to return this warrant before July 11, 2013 with an endorsement satisfying the date on which and manner in which it has been executed or reason why it has not been executed.
Among the properties so far attached, are two houses in Munyonyo, a posh Kampala suburb on Block 255 plot 1349 registered in Meddie’s names, another one on Block 257 plot 894 still in Munyonyo and another one in Naalya on Kyadondo Block 221 plot 1366 all in the names of Meddie Sentongo.
Other properties to be attached include several prime plots of land located throughout the city and abroad and several posh cars some with personalized number plates like; Black Gal and Meddie 5.
In July last year, the Anti Corruption Court convicted Bad Black along with Mr Ssentongo for embezzling over Shs11bn belonging to Mr David Greenhalgh. Black was Mr Greenhalgh’s fiancée and she was the co-director in this Daveshan company.
Court sentenced Mr Ssentongo to 18 months imprisonment while Black was handed four years.
However, Black after spending in jail about seven months, successfully, applied to be released on bail to receive specialised breast treatment pending the hearing of her appeal before Court of Appeal. She has never come back. Mr Ssentongo is at Luzira faithfully serving his 18 months sentence.
The Anti Corruption Court in its judgment did not order for that Mr Greenhalgh be compensated by the convicts, hence seeking this commercial court redress.