The group is among the nine security personnel and area leaders who were arrested by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit following a directive by President Yoweri Museveni over the chaos that marred the LCV by-election conducted in June.
According to the charge sheet presented in court, the RDC and DPC, who were the chairperson and member of the District Security Committee respectively, failed to take action when Omagor was assaulted at the Electoral Commission offices in Bukedea on June 6, 2023.
Ilaborot, who is known as Edees Opalakiro, claims that the incident has brought to light the injustices that have long been ignored such as political and economic discrimination by influential politicians and elites, who control all aspects of the district, including government institutions like the Police.
During their appearance before the Bukedea Grade One Magistrate, Juliana Kimono on Wednesday, the prosecution revealed that the accused officers, along with others who are still at large, robbed Omagor on the nights of June 4 and 5, 2023, using an SMG rifle.
Akol garnered 79,692 votes to secure victory in a race that was marred with cases of intimidation and violence. She was followed by the NRM- leaning candidate, Lokwiisk Tychicus Ebukalim who poled 4,942 votes as the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate, Sam Oita Odeke came last with 2,343 votes.
"This by-election can only be characterized as yet another sham, devoid of transparency and legitimacy. We firmly refuse to participate in a process that lacks integrity and does not represent the will of the people of Bukedea,” Amuriat’s statement reads in part.
Enuru and the other Journalists were covering the distribution of election materials around 6:50am when they discovered that some of the voting materials had been tampered with at Bukedea Township Primary School Polling Station.
Omagor was beaten by unknown people in front of the Bukedea EC office on Tuesday. The incident occurred at the entrance to the Bukedea District Returning Officer's office, where Omagor was heading for nomination.
Sam Oita Odeke, the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate, emphasizes that the district's focus on development is being compromised due to the energy invested in political fights with dissenting individuals.
Omagor, who was scheduled for nomination on Monday, failed to appear after allegedly being attacked by uniformed men on Sunday night. He has since reached an understanding with EC officials in the district, and his nomination has been rescheduled for today at 2:00 pm.
Oscar Gregg Ageca, the East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman said that the taxi registration number UBH 695V veered off the road and overturned several times. He attributed the accident to overspeeding.
Last week, Tukei declined to declare his position to the party's leadership at the secretariat when the matter was presented to the district party organs for discussion. He promised to communicate his position to the party after a week.
Peter Odeke, the NRM Chairperson of Akungur Parish in Koena Sub County, said that although Tukei has declined to declare his position on the LCV chairperson by-election, the chances of him winning the votes in Bukedea are slim given the feedback from the ground.
The commission will also fill three positions of Councilors in Mukongoro, Kotiokot, and Bukedea sub-counties. The positions fell vacant after the resignation of the councilors who joined civil service.