Media personality Phiona Nabitengero alias Fifi Da Queen has dragged her former bosses Vision group to court for defemation, demands 1billion compensation .
Through her lawyers Mwesigwa Rukutana and co advovates, Fifi has served the MD of Vision group and demand note which stated that, ”in the Bukedde Newspaper publication Vol 28, No. 268 of Monday, 26th September, 2022, you printed and published or caused to be published a headline titled”Bakutte Fifi DaQueen ku by’okubba.” The statements were on the front page, in full colour and bold print accompanied with a picture of our client.”
It continued ”Further, on page five of the aforementioned issue, you extensively published an article under the headline, Ebya Sipapa bikwasizza Fifi, still in full color and bold. The impugned publications carried contents that are false.
The contents have been interpreted by right thinking members of society to mean or imply that our client is a robber and an accomplice to a crime who engages in surreptitious and stealthy transactions.
This, therefore, is to demand that you offer an unequivocal apology on the front page, same size and colour as that of the statements complained herein, and in addition recompense our client a sum of Ugx. 1,000,000,000/=
[One Billion Uganda Shillings] as compensation for your injurious statements to her reputation, and pay to us Ugx. 50,000,000/= [Fifty Million Uganda Shillings] as legal fees so far incurred by our client.”