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
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.