By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Following the previous saga of Sheila Gashumba with Urban Tv’s ScoopOnScoop program, in which she accused its presenter Fierce Tina of cyber bullying, Vision Group is sitting on another hot plate. This after city events promoter Balaam Barugahara Ateenyi sent a warning ‘shot’ accompanied by shs 1 billion compensation to the government owned media group over defamation.
Its alleged that On the July,3 2020 via “The Kampala Sun” newspaper, one of Vision Group’s publications published an article, under a screaming headline “Balaam Harasses Uganda Cranes over Sevo Cash” following the president’s pledge to the national team in 2019.
According to an intention to sue document by Balaam’s lawyers of Isabirye & Co. Advocates seen by our reporter, issued to vision Group, copied to UCC and the media council, they revealed that the publication was false, baseless and not with any truth but has nonetheless damaged the reputation of their client in a manner that is irreparable, adding that the article meant that their client, is a criminal, immoral and indefensible man.
Additionally, lawyers said the publication has had the effect of impeaching their client’s integrity, demeaning of his reputation in his capacities as a businessman and family man in the eyes of reasonable members of society and has gravely lowered his reputation in the estimation of right thinking members of society, in all his business now carrying a viewership of a fraudster and extortionist.
“Our client demands for immediate apology for the falsehoods published against him, retract the same and further compensate him with Uganda shillings 1,000,000.000/-(Uganda Shillings One Billion) for the pain caused. You have up-to three days to do so, otherwise, our further instructions are to take the appropriate legal action against you for his full redress,” statement asserted.
The developments come just few days after UCC suspended Vision Group’s Urban TV’s Scoop on Scoop show after an attack on socialite Sheila Gashumba in what she defined as cyber bullying. Watch the space…….