By Markson Omagor
Lawyers representing the husband of Tukamuhabwa Judith, the woman with whom former Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali committed adultery have listed 5 grounds on which Ntagali must be punished.
In a letter of intent to sue, the lawyers have warned that Ntagali must pay Shs500M in damages and another Shs30M in divorce case pending in court or risk being prosecuted.
The lawyers aver that to begin with, Ntagali bore a child with Judith during her marriage with Rev. Christopher Tugumehabwe.
“It has come to our client’s knowledge that you were committing adultery with our client’s wife and that she currently bears your own child who was born in their marriage,” stated the lawyers.
The second ground is that Rev. Christopher Tugumehabwe celebrated a church marriage with his wife Tukamuhabwa Judith on the 15th day of December 2018. Tugumehabwe is pained that hardly had two years elapsed than his wife asked for divorce.
“On the 8th day of December 2020, our client’s wife petitioned for divorce before the Chief Magistrates Court of Kabale on the ground of cruelty.” The letter reads in part.
A formal personal apology to Rev. Christopher Tugumehabwe, the husband of Judith, is the other demand that lawyers have tabled before Ntagali.
“Our client celebrated a church marriage with his wife Tukamuhabwa Judith on the 15th day of December 2018. On the 8th day of December 2020, our client’s wife petitioned for divorce before the Chief Magistrates Court of Kabale on the ground of cruelty.
The third ground is that Ntagali’s unbecoming and sinful conduct caused psychological trauma to the husband. These include; loss of dignity, marriage breakdown, stress, trauma, embarrassment and loss of privacy.
The lawyers further argue that Ntagali cannot be let go scot-free after causing their client to lose his job as a lecturer at Bishop Barham University College and hampering his chances of rising in the clergy ranks.
Finally, the jilted hubby feels more hurt because Ntagali has not formally apologized to him.
“Wherefore, we make the following demand(s): formally apologise in person to our client (see Mathew 5:23-24),” Tugumehabwe’s lawyers told Ntagali, noting that he has to comply within 14 days to the demands or be dragged to court.
However, Ntagali, who is on suspension from Church activities, recently apologised to the Church and the general public for committing adultery.
The former Archbishop also sought forgiveness from the family of Rev. Tugumehabwe and Judith, the woman at the centre of the adultery scandal.