Turinawe demands Shs560m in breast case
Posted Monday, October 28 2013 at 01:00
The chairperson of FDC Women’s League has asked the High Court in Kampala to pass judgment in the case where a police officer pulled and squeezed her breast on her way to a attend a political rally in Nansana, Wakiso District.
Ms Ingrid Turinawe in her application filed before Justice Elizabeth Musoke on Friday, claims the respondents in the matter; Mr Felix Andrew Kaweesi, (Police Commander Kampala Metropolitan) and the Attorney General (AG), Peter Nyombi have failed to file their defence in time as required by law despite being served with the court summons.
She now wants court to allow her proceed alone and thereafter pass judgment.
According to Ms Turinawe’s lawyer, Mr Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi, Mr Kaweesi and the AG were supposed to file in their defence within 30 days from the date (April) the matter was filed in vain.
In her complaint, Ms Turinawe is demanding for over Shs560 million in damages, saying the brutal action by the police embarrassed her before so many people in Nansana, her five children and husband.
Breaking down the damages, Ms Turinawe is seeking Shs300 million as punitive damages and compensation for her vandalised car, Shs200 million as general damages, Shs30 million as breach of her right to liberty and another Shs30 million as punitive damages. She further says the act for which she seeks the damages, was viewed on television stations, the internet among others.