Justin Nameere on July 3 filed a defense to the case in which she is accused of selling a car encumbered by a loan with Platinum Credit.
The television star has denied claims purported by her accuser, Mr Muwonge Emmanuel, saying they had agreed that he would pay up the loan she had acquired through Platinum Credit to get full ownership of the car she had sold him.
“That in specific reply to paragraph 4(f), the defendant and plaintiff met sometime in 2017 and agreed that the plaintiff [Muwonge] would pay off the loan and obtain the log book of the motor vehicle and not refund as alleged by the plaintiff,” Nameere’s written defense read in part.
Muwonge sued Nameere on June 12 for allegedly failing to refund Shs55m for a car she had sold him, before he realized that she had used it as collateral for credit.
According to court documents filed in the commercial court, the accuser, Muwonge, through his lawyers, Lubega and Company Advocates, claims that in June 2017, Nameere sold him a Mercedes Benz with plate number UBA 396S at a cost of Shs55 million which he paid her in cash as per the agreement.
However, the TV personality allegedly requested to be left with the said vehicle for one week such that she can complete her work-related activities using the said vehicle and thereafter hand it back Muwonge.
After one week, Nameere indeed handed over the car.
Muwonge claims that as he was in the process of transferring the vehicle at URA offices, he discovered that there was an encumbrance of caveat by Platinum Credit (U) Ltd lodged on the car logbook.
He avers that he was not aware that Nameere had, during the period of one week before handover of the said car, pledged it with a financial company called Platinumz Credit (U) Ltd.
Thereafter, he claims that they agreed that she would refund his purchase price of Shs55m.
But now, Nameere refutes the claim of a refund of the purchase price saying the accuser, Muwonge, undertook repaying the loan to claim possession of the vehicle.
Nameere claims that Muwonge has been in possession of the car and neglected to pay the loan.
Nameere has now counter sued the accuser, Muwonge alleging that according to the signed contract of purchase of vehicle, he was supposed to pay her loan at platinum credit, to which effect he has neglected.
The neglect, Nameere alleges has led to a growth in her loan balance culminating from interest and penalties over time.
Nameere is now seeking for compensation for the alleged psychological torment caused by Muwonge’s breach of contract.