The lawyer representing the interests of tycoon Mohan Kiwanuka in the legal battle pittying the businessman against his son and first wife has quit.
Francis Buwule cites ‘conflict of interest that may arise in future in case he is called as a witness’ as the reason to withdraw from the court case in which Jordan Ssebuliba and his mother Beatrice Kiwanuka are challenging a High Court decision to rule that there was no sufficient evidence to show that the elder Kiwanuka is mentally unstable and incapable of running his businesses.
Ssebuliba also wants court to overturn the decision to have him evicted from on of the properties he has been occupying in Kololo because he was not in the right frame of mind to do so.
WatchdogUganda understands that the letters to evict them were written by Buwule who replaced Ssebuliba as company secretary on May 10.
Now Buwule of of Buwule & Mayiga Advocates, has written to the trial judge requesting to formally withdraw from the case citing conflict of interest that may arise in future in case he is called as a witness, according to a local daily.
“We write to formerly (sic) withdraw from the conduct of the above suit and all the interlocutory applications arising therefrom,” reads part of Buwule’s letter.
“This follows a decision from the board of directors of Visa Investments Limited…and also owing to the fact that company secretaries are potential witnesses in the matter.”
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