Tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia has dragged lawyer and activist lawyer Andrew Karamagi to court for alleged defamation.
The Ruparelia Group Chairman has filed the suit before the Civil Division of High Court through his lawyers of Galisonga and Company Advocates.
Sudhir contends that Karamagi used his known Facebook page and posted statements that were allegedly false and defamatory.
Following the laying down of tools of the Sudhir owned Sanyu FM in protest of a 25 percent salary cut due to the effects of COVID-19 pandemic, Karamagi published a long missive on his Facebook wall indicating that the businessman is one of Uganda’s small groups of individuals holding power in organized crimes, going ahead to say that, “Sudhir’s reputation for unethical and unconscionable business practices needs no elaboration.”
Sudhir says he cannot leave the city lawyer walk away scot-free after defaming him and spreading malicious false statements meant to hurt his reputation among the right thinking members of society.
Sudhir says Karamagi’s post imputed that he is a criminal, unreasonable businessman or business partner, a great liar and a man not worthy any trust.
“The plaintiff’s personal, diplomatic, social and business reputation had been seriously damaged and he has suffered considerable distress and embarrassment including numerous calls from family, colleagues, friends and peers and other concerned persons over the same post publicized by the defendant/Karamagi”, reads the suit drafted by Galisonga Advocates in part.
The case is yet to be allocated to a Judge who will fix it for hearing.