Uganda: Lawyer Ayena Odongo Released

July 19, 2019

Krispus Ayena Odongo, the former Oyam North County Member of Parliament has been released.

Ayena who was jailed last week at Lira Central Government was released on Friday by the Lira High Court Assistant Registrar, Genevieve Natukunda.

Ayena’s lawyer, Alex Adupa presented proof of payment of 73 million shillings to Col.Charles Okello Engola, the State Minister for Defense.

He says that money was paid to Engola on Thursday.

Trouble for Ayena started when the High Court in 2016 nullified Engola’s election as the Oyam North MP on grounds that there was variation in the academic papers presented in court by Col Engola and the one he presented to the Electoral Commission for his nomination.

Engola appealed against the decision of the High Court. However, the Court of Appeal overturned the decision of the High Court hence upholding the election of Engola as the Oyam MP and ordered Ayena to pay 73 million shillings.

https://ugandaradionetwork.net/story/lawyer-ayena-odongo-released

https://chimpreports.com/ongwens-defense-lawyer-ayena-released/

Detention of Ongwen lead lawyer will not affect trial-ICC

https://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Dominic-Ongwen-lawyer-Ayena-Odong-jailed-debt-Engola-LRA/688334-5194302-10d37prz/index.html

https://www.icc-cpi.int/

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