Popular Slay Queen, Sheila Don Zella Sues Housing Company || City socialite Sheila Nadege aka Don Zella has sued Sudhir Ruparelia’s Speke Hotel (1996) limited trading as Speke Apartments seeking damages worth $125,000 (about Shs 461 million) over theft of her property.
In the lawsuit filed before the High Court Civil Division, Ms Nadege states that on December 6, 2020 she rented two apartment rooms number 107 and 512 operated by Speke Apartments. However, on December 25 while she and her family members were away, a thief or thieves at around 4pm, broke into her apartment room 107 and stole her properties worth Shs460 million.
According to court documents, copies of which were seen by this reporter, the said property were left in the locked apartment and also in the safe that was in the apartment for valuables which the thief or thieves allegedly unscrewed and stole.
“That it has been revealed by the defendant (Speke Apartments) to the plaintiff (Ms Nadege) that the identified thief had been booked as Jeremiah Ojok in apartment number 110 for a day,” reads part of her affidavit in part.
Through her lawyers of Semuyaba, Iga & Co Advocates, Ms Nadege avers that the said loss was occasioned by the negligence of Speke Apartments to which she holds liable for her stolen properties.
Court documents indicate that Ms Nadege lost eight passports (7 USA and 1 Ugandan passport) requiring $2,000 (about Shs7 million) for replacement, two laptops (H/P probook and Macbook, a hard drive worth $3,000 (about Shs11 million), jewelry worth $15,000 (about Shs55 million).
Other properties included; four phones worth $4,800 (about Shs18 million), two kids’ tablets worth $600 (about 2 million), a Nikon D850 camera worth $4,000 (14 million), cash of $90,000 (about Shs 332 million) and Shs30m.