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Angella Katatumba seeks sh600m from Chicken Tonight over assault

By Barbra Kabahumuza

Added 28th March 2019 06:32 PM

Court documents indicate that as she stayed there waiting to be served and; without justification, Kaddu and Okirot viciously attacked and assaulted her under the direction and supervision of Olubrwoth.

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Court documents indicate that as she stayed there waiting to be served and; without justification, Kaddu and Okirot viciously attacked and assaulted her under the direction and supervision of Olubrwoth.

Angella Katatumba after being assaulted. Photo/File

KAMPALA - Singer Angella Katatumba has dragged Chicken Tonight limited to court seeking sh600m as compensation over an assault.

Katatumba sued Chicken Tonight together with its manager Rogers Choka Olubrwoth and other employees John Kaddu and Dennis Okirot.

Katatumba, who filed her lawsuit through Okurut & Co Advocates on Thursday is also seeking a declaration that the defendants trespassed to her person by way of assault and battling.

She wants the court to declare that Chicken Tonight is jointly liable with the trio for their actions and; that they should pay her special, general exemplary/aggravated punitive damages with interest on all the monies as well as the cost of the suit.

The singer alleges that on April 1, 2018, at about 5:40 am, she walked into Chicken Tonight premises in Kabalagala and ordered for food, which she intended to eat at the premises.

Court documents indicate that as she stayed there waiting to be served and; without justification, Kaddu and Okirot viciously attacked and assaulted her under the direction and supervision of Olubrwoth. They forcefully and humiliatingly evicted her from the premises.

Katatumba says Kaddu ferociously kicked down and threw a dustbin at her.

“By reason of the brutal assault on her person, the plaintiff sustained bodily harm, went into shock and was rendered unconscious for some time,” the court documents read in part.

She further states that she later discovered that a sum of sh6.2m was stolen from her in the course of the assault and resultant commotion.

The singer asserts that upon examination by the police surgeon, it was discovered that she had suffered grievous bodily harm and was referred to International hospital Kampala for proper management of the injuries.

“While at the hospital, I was diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome and the doctor recommended that I undergo therapy to be reviewed monthly for an estimated period of two years in addition to receiving the medication prescribed,” she contends.

The plaintiff avers and shall contend that the actions of the defendants amounted to trespass to the person (assaulted and battery) upon the person of the plaintiff resulting in bodily and mental injury, humiliation and financial loss.

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