Embattled City socialite Shanita Namuyimbwa, commonly known as Bad Black, has been sued for allegedly defaulting to pay legal fees amounting to over 162 million shillings.
Black was sued by HM Onoria Advocates, a law firm that claims to have offered her legal services before the Court of Appeal but she never honored the contract. The suit was filed on Tuesday before the High Court in Kampala.
The law suit against her is in connection to the legal fees she allegedly defaulted to pay after being represented to secure bail to enable her fly to Dubai to have her putrefying breast implants removed.
In July last year, the Anti-Corruption Court convicted and sentenced Black to four years in jail for embezzling over 11 billion shillings from her British boyfriend’s real estate company, Daveshan Development Company Ltd.
She has since appealed against the same judgment and seeks to have it set aside.
On October 17 last year, Black entered into an agreement with the law firm to purposely help her secure bail pending the hearing of her appeal. Late last year, court indeed released her on bail before she flew to Dubai to have breast implants removed.
She has since never returned to the country and the Court of Appeal has gone ahead to cancel her bail and wants her to go back to Luzira prison and serve her sentence. The court argues that she deceptively secured the bail after she changed sureties without court’s knowledge.
Court documents further show that Black and the law firm agreed to have the legal fees in question paid two weeks upon her release on bail.
But the law firm claims that despite several reminders and promises by Black to pay the legal fees, nothing has come forth, hence this legal suit against her for breach of contract.
The law firm now wants the court to compel Black to pay the said legal fees and also the costs of the suit.
The Court registrar, John Eudes Keitirima, has subsequently summoned Black to file in her defense within 15 days from the date of receiving the summons before a hearing date can be fixed.