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.
The suspects appearing before court on Thursday
The Grade One Magistrate Court in Lira has remanded two suspects for allegedly
assaulting and robbing a news anchor of Voice of Lango.
The suspects: Godwin Achai 47-year-old and Elvis Omara, 40-year-old all
residents of Bazar West, Central Division in Lira City East were arrested on Wednesday 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.
Martin Oming, a cleaner at the station says that it was about 6:44 am when two
unidentified people dressed in red clothes parked about 4 meters from Voice of
Lango FM premises and intercepted Aliga as he tried to access the station.
According to Oming, he went to remind Aliga that time for news was approaching
but the suspect started assaulting Aliga. They also stole Aliga’s mobile phone valued
at 540,000 Shillings and 7,000 Shillings.
Achai is a businessman while Omara is the Local Council Secretary
On Thursday, the two suspects appeared in court and pleaded not guilty. Through their lawyer, Bosco Twontoo, the suspects applied for bail on grounds
that the offence is bailable and the court has the jurisdiction to hear
their bail application.
However, Josephine Aryong, the state prosecutor prayed for
adjournment of the bail application hearing saying she needed time to reply to
But Igga Adiru, the Grade One Magistrate denied the bail application and remanded
the accused to prison.
He adjourned the case to Tuesday when the suspects will appear for their bail application hearing.