Buyanga claimed in his court papers that Matutu named him as a fraudster in a story published in the media on August 7, this year. He said:
The publication referred to the fact of the plaintiff (Buyanga) being on the list of fraudsters of the land acquisition process.
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The aforesaid publication wrongfully and maliciously, with injurious intent, stated, of the plaintiff that: the plaintiff has prejudiced the general public by manipulating and defrauding the country’s land acquisition process thereby portraying the plaintiff as a fraudster and an unethical businessman.
Buyanga is demanding $4 million in damages and interest of $4 million at the prescribed rate from the date of issue of summons to the date of payment in full.
He has also demanded that Matutu should place a retraction in a national newspaper at his own cost.