Ebuye Vs Attorney General (CIVIL SUIT No. 896 OF 1993) [1994] UGHCCD 4 (10 February 1993);


Search Summary: 

In this case, the plaintiff sought for an order directing the defendant to hand over to the plaintiff the suit land, an order for special and general damages plus costs of the application.


The grounds of the application were; whether the plaintiff was the proprietor of the suit land. And, whether the plaintiff was entitled to possession of the suit land as against the defendant.


As regards to issue one, the plaintiff produced a certificate of title in his own name and another certificate in respect of the two years lease.

All these were not disputed by the defendant

Headnote and Holding: 

Further on the second ground, the court found that the defendant’s servants had committed trespass to the plaintiff’s land and took possession illegally. As such, the plaintiff was held to be entitled to possession.

Further, as regards to the award of damages, the court found that the plaintiff was entitled to special damages of 12,000,000/= and 10,000,000/= was awarded as general damages.



The court also made an order for vacant possession of the land.


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