Lawyer Nabimanya has told Ntagali to pay 500 million Shillings to Tugumehabwe as general damages 30 million Shillings as costs he incurred in divorce case No. 5/2020.
Former Archbishop Stanley Ntagali (Courtesy Photo)
Even after making a public apology for committing adultery, the former
Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali's troubles are not yet over.
Rev. Christoper Tugumehabwe, who accuses him of committing adultery and
siring a child from his wife, is demanding shillings 500 million in general damages.
Tugumehabwe who also says the archbishop's intrusion into his marriage also cost him his job as lecturer of Religious Studies
at Bishop Barham University College (BBUC) in the Diocese of Kigezi. Specifically, Tugumehabweaccuses
Ntagali of committing adultery with his wife Judith Tukamuhabwa.
exchanged vows with Tukamuhabwa on December 15th, 2018. However, at at the time when the
couple should have been celebrating their second anniversary of marriage, they divorced before Kabale Chief Magistrates Court on December 08th
In an intention to sue dated 26th April 2021 and
signed by Lawyer Erasmus Nabimanya, Tugumehabwe through his lawyers Bikangiso
& Company Advocates accuses Ntagali of advising Tukamuhabwa to divorce
Nabimanya says that his client
has video and audio evidence of Ntagali admitting and apologizing through the
media to have committed the offense of adultery with Judith. The lawyer says that Ntagali’s sinful conduct caused Tugumehabwe’s
loss of dignity, stress, trauma embarrassment, and privacy.
He says that it also
led Tugumehabwe to lose his job at the university and minimised his chances of rising clergy
“Your unbecoming, sinful, and unlawful conducts have occasioned
on our client general damages to wit - loss of dignity, marriage breakdown, stress,
trauma, embarrassment, loss of privacy, loss of his job as a lecturer at Bishop
Bahram University College and minimal chances of rising in the clergy ranks.
Nabimanya thus wants Ntagali to pay shillings 500 million to
Tugumehabwe as general damages as well as pay another 30 million Shillings as
costs he incurred in divorce case No. 5/2020.
He also wants Ntagali to make a
formal apology to Tugumehabwe. Nabimanya
says that if Ntagali fails to comply in 14 days he will be dragged
before a court.
The intention to sue is also copied to the incumbent Archbishop Kazimba Mugalu.
Efforts to get a comment from Ntagali were futile as he could not pick our reporter’s phone calls.
On Thursday last week, Ntagali publicly confessed to the sin
before Anglican Bishops, selected priests, and faithful who gathered at
Namirembe Cathedral to mark the 60th anniversary of the Church of Uganda’s
Ntagali noted that although he was strong since Christmas Eve
of 1974 when he got saved, he sadly weakened in faith and fell into sin.
He informed the congregation that he has since
confessed and concealed himself in prayer seeking pardon and guidance from God.
He also said that he is turning to his brothers and sisters in faith to find a
place in their hearts to forgive him. He further sought forgiveness from the
family of Tugumehabwe whose wife he committed adultery with.
Ntagali's adultery scandal became public in January
this year when Archbishop Kazimba suspended him from performing priestly duties
noting that the act is as immoral as homosexuality and that they cannot shy
away from their commitment to moral standards.
Ntagali served as 8th Archbishop of the Church of Uganda
until March 1, 2020, on clocking the mandatory retirement age of 65. While
serving as Archbishop, Ntagali was also the Bishop of Kampala and earlier
served as Bishop of Masindi-Kitara Diocese from 2004 to 2012.