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Ex-Zupco board chair wins US$130K lawsuit

by Staff reporter
11 Jun 2024 at 00:58hrs | Views
The Supreme Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling ordering bus supplier Jayesh Shah to compensate former Zupco board chairperson Charles Nherera with US$130,000 for unjustly causing his arrest and detention. The court dismissed Shah's appeal against the High Court's decision, which found him liable for damages.

Nherera had initiated legal action against Shah, claiming damages for malicious prosecution and arrest and detention. He argued that Shah falsely accused him of soliciting a bribe in connection with the purchase of buses for Zupco, leading to his arrest and subsequent imprisonment.

The High Court ruled in Nherera's favor, finding Shah's actions malicious and awarding damages. However, it reduced the amount of damages, considering Nherera's failure to provide sufficient evidence for the claimed sums.

Ultimately, the Supreme Court affirmed the High Court's decision, ordering Shah to pay Nherera US$30,000 for malicious prosecution and US$100,000 for malicious arrest and detention, totaling US$130,000.

Source - newsday