Court today begins hearing a case in which mother of convicted former Accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister Geoffrey Kazinda accuses police of grabbing her Shs3 billion during a search at her son’s house in July 2012.
Teopista Nanfuka says the alleged money was in foreign currency (British Pounds, Euros and US Dollars).
Nanfuka alleges that the money was part of the property confiscated by police during the search at her son’s mansion in UCB zone in Bukoto suburb which he shared with her.
She wants court to order government to refund the said money and to issue a permanent injunction stopping the government from interfering with her property.
A copy of the search certificate seen by Daily Monitor shows that police found in the residence one plastic grey box containing 40 bundles of 100 British Pound notes in denominations of 50.
In defence of government, the Attorney General maintains that since Kazinda had committed offences relating to misappropriation of huge sums of public money, the police acted lawfully in searching her home for the said property which may be treated as exhibits.
Kazinda, a former principal accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister, is still battling over 160 charges of corruption in the Anti-Corruption Court.