By Andrew Irumba
The high court commercial division has summoned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Okoth Ochola and the Attorney General William Byaruhanga, to file defense in a case that was filed against them by city events promoters Andrew Mukasa aka Bajo Events and Abbey Musinguzi aka Abitex.
Banjo and Abitex accuse Ochola and Byaruhanga of illegally cancelling two Kyarenga concerts they had organised last year at Namboole stadium, One Love Beach Busabala and others in various hangouts around the country.
Justice Lydia Mugambe of the high court gave Ochola and Byaruhanga up to October 14, 2019 to file their defence or else hearing the case will commence in their absentia.
In the case filed by their lawyer Elias Lukwago, of Lukwago & Company advocates, the plaintiffs want court to among other issues cause the defence to compensate them for the monies lost after illegally cancelling the Kyarenga concerts, declare that the actions of police banning and cancelling the Kyarenga concerts were illegal, and an order compelling police to provide security to the promoters at their future music concerts.
Justice Mugambe adjourned the case to October 31, 2019 when it will come back to court for another mentioning.
However, the IGP and the Attorney General are yet to issue statements about the case, which is bound to be a very controversial one