The errant UPDF Officer has today appeared in the Fortportal Chief Magistrates court over allegedly grabbing her late brother’s properties, leaving the widow and orphans to languish in poverty.
Lt. Col. Nyakaisiki Carol Basaliza, is alleged to have grabbed the property that was left behind by her deceased brother Maj. Francis Kasaija, who died on November 2, 2018, leaving the widow identified as Binega Passi and the orphans to suffer in abject poverty.
Fort Portal Chief magistrate upon hearing from both parties adjourned the case to April 12, 2020, for further hearing.
According to complainants, they have since appreciated the move and thanked the leadership of the UPDF who have prevailed on her to attend. “It’s good development and Justice seems is on its way,” said some of the family members.
The estate Kasaija left behind that col. Nyakaisiki allegedly grabbed includes land in Bakeebwa Village, Rwengaju Parish, Busoro Sub-county, Kabarole District. The late was entitled to gratuity and pension from the UPDF and he was operating a savings account with Centenary Bank which Col. Nyakaisiki Carol also took over.
According to Binega (widow), trouble started when Lt. Col. Nyakaisiki acquired letters of administration for late Maj. Kasaija on January 11, 2019, only three months after the passing on of his biological brother.
She also states that having granted the letters of administration with the authority of the beneficiaries, Lt. Col. Basaliza Carol ought to have held a meeting with the beneficiaries/family to explain the status of the estate and how she is administering it however, she did not do so.
Besides that, the Widow also states that Lt. Col. Carol went ahead and opened up a personal account on which she receives money from Maj. Kasaija’s UPDF Wazalendo SACCO savings and to date she has withdrawn over Shs3,000,000 without remitting the same to the family.
They thus seek an order of revocation of letters of administration granted to Lt. Col. Basaliza, an order for accountability of the money withdrawn from the bank and any other relief deemed fit for ends of justice to meet.