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Music star jailed over sh20m debt

By Vision Reporter

Added 12th May 2010 03:00 AM

SWEDISH-based Ugandan musician David Ssematimba, popularly known as Madoxx, was on Tuesday remanded to Luzira Prison over a sh20m debt.

SWEDISH-based Ugandan musician David Ssematimba, popularly known as Madoxx, was on Tuesday remanded to Luzira Prison over a sh20m debt.

By Andante Okanya and Charles Ariko

SWEDISH-based Ugandan musician David Ssematimba, popularly known as Madoxx, was on Tuesday remanded to Luzira Prison over a sh20m debt.

Madoxx allegedly failed to complete payment for accommodation and meals for his stay at Manhattan Guesthouse on Namirembe Hill, Kampala from December 2008 to May 2009.

“I order that the judgement debtor be committed to civil prison for six months,” the Mengo Court chief magistrate, Phillip Odoki, said.

He had earlier asked the parties to settle the matter out of court.

Madoxx was supposed to pay sh17.6m, but only paid sh4m. His balance accumulated to sh20m from sh13.5m.

Court bailiffs arrested the reggae star from the city centre on Monday.

Frantic efforts by his friends to raise the money failed.

Madoxx is famous for his hits, Namagembe, Nakatudde and Tukolagane.

He moved to Sweden in 1991 where he lives to date. He returns to Uganda occasionally.

Also in Luzira is 23-year-old Robert Sunday, who is accused of attacking local musician Grace Nakimera with acid on May 1 at a street bash in Kampala.

He was charged with attempted murder.

Music star jailed over sh20m debt

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