Quite a number of people have often asked me where I get the dramatic info for this column.
My reply has always been simple: From you…you, the reader and follower of The Rogue.
Indeed, I have already landed on hot info that a side-dish to one of the lawyers involved in the case in which Bank of Uganda/Crane Bank (in receivership) had sued city tycoon, Sudhir Ruparelia, seeking to recover Shs 397 billion.
As many of you must be aware, the case was decided at the commercial court yesterday in Sudhir’s favour, setting off a wave of celebrations from the businessman and his admirers.
But for one particular lawyer who was on the losing end of the case, the woes did not only start from court.
Immediately after the verdict, he received a WhatsApp message from one of his “side-dishes” telling him not to come near her again.
The Side Dish, Dorotia, who attempted a Bachelor’s degree in Law but dropped out after two years, felt embarrassed that her lawyer boyfriend could file such a case before a competent court of law.
“From my basic understanding of law, I know that a company under receivership cannot have a legal basis to sue another entity. That is basic,” read part of the message which The Rogue had seen.
The lawyer pleaded that he had filed under the “influence of something” and deserved to be pardoned.
He reminded the Dorotia of all the good things he had done for her, including taking her to trips to Dubai and Bahamas.
“Please don’t allow this mistake to ruin our relationship. I will make up,” the lawyer replied with an emoji of forgiveness (the one with clasped hands).
But the Dorotia was not swayed.
She reminded the lawyer that he has been clumsy and careless during their three months relationship, something that had now seeped into his legal work.
She wrote: “One time, you sent mobile money on a wrong number. Remember? I gave you my number but you still sent money to a wrong number.”
Dorotia also reminded him that one time, in the middle of friendly match, he uttered out a wrong name, not hers.
She said she had decided to forget all the past transgressions but after the court ruling yesterday, she confirmed that there was something wrong with the lawyer.
The lawyer, who moves with swag and talks big amongst friends, made one last attempt at salvaging the relationship.
He told Dorotia that he is going to buy her a new car, a Toyota Rav 4, as a sign that he is ready to change and will be a better person going forward.
Dorotia’s heart jumped before she quipped: “When are you buying the car?”
“Next year on February 30th,” the lawyer replied instantly without much thought.
“See, I told you you are a liar and loser. February does not have 30 days. They are either 28 or 29. Stop calling my phone and I don’t ever want to see you,” Dorotia wrote and deleted the lawyer’s contact from her phonebook.
She then crushed her I-Phone.
That marked the end of the relationship.
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