Damian Akuze, a witch doctor who allegedly sued the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga for non-payment of sorcery services has withdrawn the case citing threats to his life.
Akuze filed the case through his lawyers; Mangeni and Company Advocates at the Jinja High Court, demanding for a payment of 200 million Shillings for the service that allegedly propelled Kadaga through leadership.
In his application to court, Akuze says that Kadaga was riding on his charms to keep herself in senior positions since 1990. However, he says that Kadaga failed to pay for the service over the years and that the money has since accumulated to more than 200 million Shillings.
Speaking to Journalists on Thursday outside Jinja High Court, Akuze said that he held a meeting with individuals whose identities he refused to disclose, before withdrawing the case.
Akuze says that Kadaga’s supporters have been threatening his life, which affected the wellbeing of his family.
Ivan Mangeni the Plaintiff’s denied involvement in Akuze’s decision to withdraw the case.
“I had approached counsel Mangeni after filing the suit but he declined, advising me to find a way of settling the matter out of court if I have a case at all,” reads part of the withdraw notice.
Last month, angry residents armed with placards in defense of Kadaga stormed Akuze’s home and ejected him. The residents sounded drums within the compound and ordered him to vacate or risk being lynched.