KAMPALA – The Workers’ Member of Parliament, Dr Sam Lyomoki has been dragged to the High Court for failing to pay a loan of UGX70million.
According to the court documents, Herbert Lule alleges that on August 2018 he advanced a friendly loan of a sum of UGX70m to Dr Lyomoki which was to be paid by September in the same and that effect Dr Lyomoki issued to him a postdated cheque dated September 29 which was to be drawn from his account in dfcu bank.
However, Lule says that when he presented the same cheque for payment in his bank, the same was desecrated with the words ‘Refer to the drawer-account dormant’ which he immediately informed Dr Lyomoki) who promised to undertake the payment the same within one week.
Court documents further reads that on several occasions Lule demanded Dr Lyomoki to honor his obligation by paying Shs70m but he has up to date failed, refused and or neglected to do so thereby subjecting him to financial loss and inconvenience.
Lule says that the actions of Dr Lyomoki have caused him immense suffering for which the legislator is liable for damage caused thus amounting to breach of a contract which he seeks for an award of general damages and that his conduct has been high handed to attract exemplary damages.
Lule is seeking for a court order directing Dr Lyomoki to pay him his Shs70m with an interest from the date of cause of action until payment in full and costs of the suit.