The Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has sued the Government Spokesperson Ofwono Opondo seeking compensation of 500 million shillings for cruel, degrading, and inhumane treatment during their recent appearance on the Frontline, a topical show on NBS television.
In his application before the High Court Civil Division, Mr. Lukwago contends that on July 28th, 2022, he was physically attacked, manhandled, and battered by Ofwono while appearing on the Frontline 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. 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, Vice President Forum for Democratic Change-FDC, former MP, and former Shadow Attorney General in 8th Parliament. END