Wameli and Company Advocates has withdrawn from Charles Olim aka Sipapa’s robbery case just 3 days after another law firm, Elgon Advocates abandoned the couple putting him back to square one of tears and No hope.
Sipapa together with his wife Shamirah Nakiyemba were recently arrested for robbery and two weeks after receiving instructions the couple is charged with aggravated robbery.
Sipapa and Nakiyemba first appeared before Makindye Chief Magistrates Court a month ago on allegations of robbing over 1.6 billion Shillings from a South Sudan national Jacob Mul Arok. At the time he was represented by Elgon Advocate.
But Sipapa fell out with the lawyers over his alleged failure to clear a bill of 100 million Shillings in legal fees. Three days ago, lawyer Geoffrey Turyamusiima announced that Wameli and Company Advocates, a firm to which he belongs had taken on the instructions to represent Sipapa in the matter.
“All matters connected to the same should be served on the accused persons personally or their new lawyers if any,” reads the notice that has been copied to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Makindye Resident State Attorney, accused persons and to the Court.
Lawyer Anthony Wameli said that he directed his colleague Martin Njoroge to file the withdrawal which some advocates at his law firm had branded fake. Wameli said he could not sustain the representation because he is a potential witness against the suspect whom he accuses of engaging in violent and illegal acts against members of the National Unity Platform-NUP, a party whose legal department he represents.