Ofwono Opondo to cough Ugx 500 million for assaulting Lukwago


NEWS– The Kampala City Lord Mayor Ssalongo Erias Lukwago has dragged government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo to the High Court seeking damages over the assault.

Last week, Lukwago ran to the police following an altercation with Ofwono Opondo, live on NBS TV.

Lukwago recorded a statement at Kira Road Police Station and accused Ofwono Opondo of threatening violence and assault.

The two were involved in an altercation on Thursday, and the Lord Mayor claims that he was beaten by Ofwono Opondo when cameras went off.

In his suit filed on Wednesday, Lukwago wants the court to order Ofwono to issue a public apology.

He also seeks damages to the tune of Ugx 500m for the alleged inhuman and degrading treatment meted out against him by Ofwono Opondo.

“I will leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of justice. Impunity must stop,” he said.