A concerned Ugandan, David Magezi Ssajjabbi-describing himself as a whistleblower- has written to President Yoweri Museveni, the Chief Justice and the chairman law council requesting them to rein on a city lawyer Charles Odere over a shs10 million debt.
In the letter seen by Xclusive UG, whistleblower Magezi writes that sometime in 2017, respected counsel Odere bought furniture worth shs39 million.
In one letter titled; ‘INDEBTEDNESS OF CITY ADVOCATE CHARLES ODERE’, and addressed to the Chief Justice, Chairman Law council and President Museveni, Magezi writes:
“A senior lawyer called Charles Odere who till recently was a partner in Lex Uganda Advocates, but has since sold his interests there and formed another Legal Firm called Landwell Advocates, one day (about 3 years ago) walked into Prime Implex Indian furniture shop and told them to deliver to his house furniture worth a whooping 39M on promise of paying all the cash the following day but has up to today not fully paid for the furniture. There is an outstanding balance of over 10M Shillings. But the amount so far paid was paid in a very unpleasant manner after a very longtime and after causing a lot of inconvenience to the Indian.
How do you really walk to someone’s shop and carry away his trading capital of 39 million Shillings and you begin to enjoy it by way of relaxing on the furniture while crippling someone’s business.
The Indian fears to go to court because he is sure he will be frustrated through the legal process by Odere the senior lawyer.
The purpose of this latter is to request the 2 of you to advise us on the advise we should give to the Indian whose trade capital Odere is enjoying for years without payment, because we were contemplating to use unconventional methods to cause Odere to pay the Indian.
Please kindly find attached relevant documentation about the indebtedness.
Waiting for your prompt advise.”
In another letter, Magezi writes: ”
“RE:FRUSTRATION OF INDIAN INVESTORS BY CITY LAWYER CHARLES ODERE
This lawyer walked into the shop of some Indian Investors (documents attached) and told them to deliver furniture worth 39 Million to his house on promise to pay them cash the following day.
To date, 3 years down the road, he has not fully paid for the furniture (balance 10.6 Millions) yet he has since 2017 been using the same.
Please kindly intervene.”
We contacted counsel Odere’s known telephone number for a comment in vain.