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Face TV lawyers petition Interpol over Wizkid missed concert

By Wilson Manishimwe

Added 17th December 2016 02:43 PM

Muwema and Co. Advocates argue that Wizkid and Sunday are accused of obtaining money by false pretence, cheating and conspiracy to defraud.

Face TV lawyers petition Interpol over Wizkid missed concert

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Muwema and Co. Advocates argue that Wizkid and Sunday are accused of obtaining money by false pretence, cheating and conspiracy to defraud.

Lawyers representing Face TV Limited have written to Interpol Directorate in Uganda Police to help in issuance of red notice against the Nigerian musician Ibrahim Ayodeji Baloguni commonly known to fans as Wizkid and his manager Sunday Are.

Face TV is represented by Muwema and Co.Advocates.
 
Muwema and Co. Advocates argue that Wizkid and Sunday are accused of obtaining money by false pretence, cheating and conspiracy to defraud.

Face TV Limited had contracted Wizkid to perform in a concert slated for December 3, 2016 in Kampala but he did not turn up yet he had allegedly been paid.
 
After failure to turn up, Wizkid went on his twitter account and apologized to fans: "Apologies to my fans in Uganda!! I promise to make it up anyway possible".
 
Director Interpol and International Relations, Asan Kasingye said that once the directorate gets the court order of warrant of arrest against the accused persons, it will communicate to the Interpol headquarters in Leone, France and wait for it to issue the red notice against Wizkid and Sunday.

"Interpol office has received the letter written by Muwema and Co. Advocates. Once we get the court order, we shall write to Interpol International headquarters that issues out the red notice," said Kasingye.

The letter alleges that between August 29 and November 29 2016, Face TV paid Sunday (Wizkid's manager) the full performance fee of US $ 60,000 approximately over shs210m, a brokerage fee of US$5,000(over shs17m) and US$3,000(over shs10m).

"In the meantime, more than 25,000 Ugandans had paid for tickets in advance in anticipation of the Concert," reads part of the statement obtained by The New Vision.

The statement also reads: "Our client incurred substantial expenses in booking and re-booking flights, hotel, venue, advertising and promotions for the concert which expenses grossed to over US$ 300,000".

According to the letter, Face TV was dismayed by Wizkid and his troupe over failure to show up for the concert.

Friday Roberts Kagoro, a senior partner at Muwema & Co. Advocates confirmed the petition: "It's true that we issued out the letter".

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