Bebe Cool threatens to sue Airtel, demands Shs200m in damages over 22GB Zoom call data

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Bebe Cool threatens to sue Airtel, demands Shs200m in damages over 22GB Zoom call data
Bebe Cool is demanding Shs200m from Airtel Uganda

The singer spent Ash Wednesday in ashen mood and while lovers world over were waiting for roses, Bebe Cool was only interested in hearing from Airtel after he decided to become his own lawyer by serving the telecom giants with demand notice cum intention to sue.

KAMPALA | Moses Ssali lost the Cool in his Bebe Wednesday and threatened to sue Airtel Uganda if the telco does not pay him Shs200 million in damages for data depletion that he says affected his Zoom business call.

The singer, who has given Airtel 21 days to pay the damages, spent Ash Wednesday in ashen mood. While lovers were waiting for roses, Bebe Cool was only interested in hearing from Airtel after he decided to become his own lawyer by serving the telecom giants with demand notice cum intention to sue.

It is not yet clear if his wife Zuena Kirema delivered the Valentine's goodies but Airtel did come through with a February 14 stamp affirming receipt of the awkward affidavit.

"This unethical data depletion antagonised my important Zoom business meeting which was scheduled that same night and as a result I have to incur travel expenses together with my team for a physical meeting in Lagos [Nigeria]," Bebe Cool said of this troubles with data.

The singer says that on January 16, at around 9.56pm, he "entered into a prepaid contract" with Airtel for purchase of 22GBs of monthly data worth Shs50,000. While he acknowledged that mobile data bundle depletion depends on a customer's internet usage, he found it unreasonable that his data bundle could be depleted so fast.

"At around 10pm, I opened my TikTok application for about five minutes whose browsing file did not exceed 300MBs and immediately put my phone at charge to prepare for my expected business meeting via Zoom," he says.

Either Bebe Cool has had enough or he has been living in another world from the rest of the data consumers of the country because what happens next is a typical story Okumu in Kitgum, Mukwasi in Mbale, or Anxious Arinda in Mbarara endures everyday.

The team at Airtel must have been shocked to learn that Bebe Cool was shocked out of his beard to learn at half-past-midnight that "without usage", he had received an alert that he was left with only 5.6MBs.

Bafudde was all he had left. He had lost 17GBs while charging the phone. And as he mouthed Bogolako and attempted to find a Kasepiki to go after Airtel, there was a Batidemu alert from the telecom company, who sent a message to Bebe Cool that suggested that Airtel was showing him data pace.

"A short interval of about two minutes, my account didn't have any running data bundle," he moaned as he saw his life flash into a Mbozi za Malwa right there.

As Bamugambe whistled in his ear, he refused to Surrender to the data rape. Bebe Cool believed he had weighed his data consumption on the Minzani and saw clearly that his Sente had been swindled. He told Airtel to Songa Mbele.

"It is an act of unjustified self-enrichment and a breach of our pre-paid agreement," he fumed.

"The purpose of this letter is to demand for an inventory and usage chart of my mobile data bundle between January 16 at 21:56hrs and January 17  at 1:00am," he said.

The singer has demanded a refund of his unused data bundle, but that is Katono that Airtel can easily settle. What is not Easy as he sung sometime back is the demand that Airtel also pays Shs100 million as compensation for his alleged travel expenses and another Shs100 million for all inconveniences caused.

He said the damages must be paid within 21 days from the date of receipt of this letter - so much for a fella who did not date his own letter.

"Should you fail to comply, I will not hesitate to seek legal regress from courts of law at your own cost, peril and embarrassment," the Gagamel boss said.

If you agree that Talimba Yesu, then there could a concert in Lugogo or somewhere soon with the red banner as the sponsor. Kiba Kibi!

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