Senior presidential adviser on media Joseph Tamale Mirundi has bashed a legal notice issued against tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia’s son, Rajiv Ruparelia who happens to be one of the directors at Ruparelia Group of companies by lawyers representing the embattled DFCU bank terming it as “senseless”.
The lawyers are; Kalenge, Bwanika, Ssawa and company advocates
Lawyers Kalenge, Bwanika, Ssawa last week acting on behalf of DFCU bank wrote to Rajiv Ruparelia and other online news sites a notice of legal action claiming that they have been sponsoring, coordinated propagated fake news campaign against their client with the aim causing it to collapse.
They further claim that Rajiv has previously paid operators of online news sites and blogs to spread the said news against their client adding that DFCU successfully acquired some of the assets and assumed some of the liabilities of former Crane bank from Bank of Uganda in receivership.
They demand that he immediately stops from doing the same and give a written undertaking to DFCU which took over defunct Crane Bank that he will never again sponsor news against it threatening that failure to do so they will proceed with criminal complaints against him (them).
However, Tamale Mirundi while appearing on one of the local FM stations in Kampala rubbished the notice written by Kalenge and company and termed them as “Fools” for failing to think logically.
“Those DFCU bank lawyers are fools and idiots, Ugandan lawyers did not study logic, let me tell you, can you tell Rajiv not to talk about his former bank and the company that swallowed it yet government is also investigating”. Mirundi wondered.
He adds “When recently the Auditor General confirmed that it was deliberately done, it was malice to close Crane Bank. How do you tell someone that you shall not talk about your child who died, what type of lawyers are these?
“We call that contempt card, DFCU when you say that what they are saying affects you then Rajiv is more credible than you, for example if somebody takes your wife and marries her and you keep on complaining which is natural and then the new man comes out and says that what the former husband is saying has stopped his snatched wife from settling in your marriage, then you the new man you are not a serious husband”.