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Former Ajuri County Parliamentary Candidate Jailed Over UGX 84M Court Debt

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David Ongom Mudong, the North Kyoga Region Police Spokesperson, says they only helped to enforce the arrest warrant issued by court against Apenyo.
File Photo-Isaac Apenyo Achol during one of his campaigns in 2015
Court has remanded Isaac Apenyo Achol, the former Ajuri County parliamentary candidate in Alebtong District to Lira Central Prison for alleged failure to pay court costs accruing from an election petition.

 

Apenyo appeared before Thaddeus Opesen, the Assistant Registrar of Lira High court this morning following his arrest by court bailiffs from Amazon Pub along Kampala road on Sunday night.

He was locked up briefly at Lira Central Police Station before appearing in court this morning. 

Apenyo is accused of failing to pay about Shillings 84 million accruing from his election petition against the incumbent Ajuri County Member of parliament, Denis Hamson Obua.  

In 2015, Apenyo contested against Obua in the NRM party primaries and lost. He rejected the poll results and challenged Obua victory in court but lost the petition. 

Court awarded Obua costs of the suit amounting to Shillings 84 million. 

As a result, Apenyo went into hiding until he was picked up last night.

David Ongom Mudong, the North Kyoga Region Police Spokesperson, says they only helped to enforce the arrest warrant issued by court against Apenyo. 

Obua says Apenyo has been reluctant to pay his debt despite several attempts to plead with him. 

In February, 2019, the former Erute North MP, Geoffrey Omara Adigi was also arrested by the court Bailiffs from Kampala for failing to pay court costs accruing from his election petition against the incumbent MP, Charles Angiro Gutmoi.     

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