Uganda Cranes captain, Denis Onyango is demanding for shs100 million from two betting companies for illegally using his image to promote their products.
In letters addressed to the Managing Directors for Melbet and Paragon Bet, Onyango says the two betting companies used his photos to promote their business without his consent.
“Our client’s attention was recently drawn to advertisements carried by both Melbet and Paragon Bet on their social media handles to promote their products for the Uganda Cranes against Burkina Faso and Malawi which adverts bore our his images,” Onyango says in an April,6, 2021 letter through his lawyers of Muwema and Company Advocates.
Onyango said the unauthorized use of his images by the two companies was a deliberate violation of his image rights since he’s an ambassador to another betting company Gals Bet.
The award winning player stated in the letter to Melbet and Paragon Bet that the two companies are held liable for violating his image rights and consequently ought to pay him damages for the same.
“The purpose of this letter therefore, is to demand that you desist from any further usage of our client’s images to promote your products and to further demand that you each pay our client shs50 million as compensation for violation of image rights,” he says.