In his ruling on Friday, Justice Vincent Emmy Mugabo dismissed the petition on grounds that Engola did not prove that any illegality or offences were committed in the election by Odur or the Electoral Commission.
The suspects reportedly shot the deceased to death before arresting his 9 family members. They were arrested and charged with murder contrary to section 188/189 of the Penal Code Act, conspiracy to commit murder contrary to sections 188 and 189 of the Penal Code Act.
On Tuesday, the petition was dismissed by Justice Vincent Emmy Mugabo on grounds that Aliro and her witnesses who swore affidavits did not produce evidence that they are registered voters of Lira District.
Through his lawyer, Joe Adoko, Aliro asked Justice Vincent Emmy Mubago to direct Post Bank Uganda to provide Auma’s bank statement covering the period between July 2020 to February 2021 for inspection to confirm whether she reimbursed all the money she received as RDC.
Appearing before Justice Emmy Vincent Mugabo on Tuesday, Ogwang’s lawyer Daniel Odongo from Okwi and Company Advocates informed the court that they reached an agreement to have the petition withdrawn from court without cost.
Boniface Aweri, a teacher at Kiryandongo High School and a resident of Ireda Shamba cell, Lira City was arrested last week following the death of his wife Licinia Akirapa Aweri. Boniface had gone to the police to report that Aweri had committed suicide.
Elly Apenyo, 29-year-old businessman and his colleagues Denis Olwa 40-year-old social worker were arrested on Monday and detained at Lira Central Police Station till Friday afternoon when they were paraded before court.
According to court records, trouble for Owino started on June 2018 when he appeared in a video that went viral on social media pouring water on the naked of an expectant woman in Bar-Opuu Ward, Adekokwok sub-county in the then Lira Municipality.
The suspects: Godwin Achai a 47-year-old and Elvis Omara, 40-year-old all residents of Bazar West, Central Division in Lira City East were arrested after they attacked Sam Bruno Aliga, a Luo News anchor on Wednesday morning as he made his way into the station for the morning news bulletin.
According to prosecution, on 3rd April 2020, while at Corner Kakoge A, in Ojwina Division, Olweny in the company of his bodyguards who are still at large allegedly assaulted Ronald Opio who is deaf and Janan Okot for defying the curfew.
The suspect’s lead counsel, Mike Abwang Otim demanded an explanation from prison authorities, saying the fact that the accused persons were granted bail is not being disputed but rather their whereabouts.
The suspects are Bonny Okello Ocen alias Hassan, Ogong Denis,34 and a brother to the deceased, Kenneth Figo Okello, and Henry Elim Okello alias Odongo Denis, 33 years. Henry is a convict who recently escaped from Arua government prison.
The others are Tony Okello, Lawrence Oguma and Morris Okello. The three were arrested because they were the ones carrying the deceased’s phone.
More than 80 people comprising suspects, journalists and court officials packed the ten square meters court room in disregard of the physical distancing guidelines issued by the Health Ministry to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Although the judicial officials were wearing face mask and seated at least 2 meters away from each other, the rest of the room’s occupants had no protective gear at all.