A music promoter in Lira town has accused former people power pressure group coordinator for Acholi Sub-region, Mr William Otim Aka Bosmic Otim of defrauding him Shs1.4m. Mr Ali Okeng, commonly known as chemical man said Bosmic Otim snubbed his two concerts in Moroto and Kotido respectively.
“He was supposed to perform at two concerts that were set for 17th – 18th January 2020. I had organized the concerts in Kotido and Moroto but he failed to show up for the concert even after receiving part of his payment,” he said.
Mr Okeng said it is not the first time that Bosmic Otim has received his money and failed to show up at the show. “In March last year I had organized a show in Amolatar District but he (Bosmic) failed to show up even after getting a payment of Shs700, 000 to perform. And recently I trusted him again and paid him Shs700, 000 out of Shs1.2 million I had agreed to pay him,” he said.
He added that “He Bosmic only sent me a text message on Sunday and told me he was meeting President Museveni and would later refund me Shs1 million,” However, Mr Otim downplayed Okeng’s allegation saying it is the organizer of the show informed him that the show had been blocked by police.
“It is him (Okeng) who informed me on the day I was supposed to perform that the show had been blocked by police and there wasn’t much I could do,” he said. According to him, Mr Okeng had only made a down payment of Shs500, 000 out of Shs1.5 million they had agreed on for the two shows, contrary to Shs700, 000 that Okeng claimed he had sent to Otim.
Sqoop has since learnt that Mr Okeng has reported a case of breach of contract and obtaining money by false pretense under SD ref 23/27/01/2020 at Juba Road police post in Lira Town. The officer in charge Juba Road police post, Mr Evaristo Tugume confirmed that the case has indeed been registered at the police post.
“It is true that the case has been registered but that is a civil matter that the complainant need to file a civil suit case in court,” he said.