Can I lose a car I bought if the seller had also sold it to someone else?

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Can I lose a car I bought if the seller had also sold it to someone else?
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I am in risk of losing millions of shillings and I need urgent advice.

I supply construction material and had been looking for a reasonably priced pick up for my business. My brother-in-law offered to sell me his relatively new pickup for 2.5m.

It was still jointly owned between him and the bank since he had bought it on loan. But after we signed the sale agreement, I paid him a 2m, and he gave me the car. After two months, I paid the outstanding 500k loan balance directly to the bank. He knew some people at NTSA so he organized and got me the logbook in one week.

Last week I got the shock of my life when a woman contacted me to find out where the pickup is. She claimed that she had also bought the same pickup recently, but did it when she was out of the country. She claims to have the original logbook which is in my brother-in-law’s name and is just waiting to transfer it. When COVID restrictions ended she came to collect it and was told that I was hiring it. I am scared because I cannot reach my brother-in-law on his phone. I have decided to hide the pickup until I know what my legal rights are?

What should I do?

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