The Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has sued the Government Spokesperson Ofwono Opondo seeking compensation of Shillings 500 million for cruel, degrading, and inhumane treatment during their recent appearance on the talk political talk show.
In his application before the High Court Civil Division, Lukwago contends that on July 28th, 2022, he was physically attacked, manhandled, and battered by Ofwono while appearing on the show as one of the panelists.
According to Lukwago, he suffered physiological torture, trauma, and physical pain when Ofwono, who is the director of the government-owned Uganda Media Center charged at him and threatened to evict him from the studios before punching and kicking him in the chest and stomach.
He explains that it took the intervention of the moderator of the show, and other panelists to restrain Ofwono from further assault.
Lukwago wants the court to declare that the actions of Ofwono while on air lowered his reputation in the eyes of the right-thinking members of society and as the current Lord Mayor, High Court Advocate, among other leadership positions.
The high court is yet to summon Ofwono to file his defense before the case is allocated to a judge to fix its hearing.