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Former Lugazi Mayor Jailed Over UGX25M

The money is costs incurred by Aseya when last year he lost a petition against the election of Deo Mwesigye, the Mayor Lugazi Muncipality
John Bosco Aseya, the former Mayor Lugazi town council has been sent to Kirinya Prison over failure to pay 200 Million Shillings. The money is costs incurred by Aseya when he lost a petition against the election of Deo Mwesigye, the Mayor Lugazi.

Aseya, who contested on the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party ticket lost to Tumwesigye of the National Resistance Movement-NRM party during 2016 general election.

Mwesigye garnered 15,002 votes against Aseya's 11,011 votes.

In the petition, Aseya accused Mwesigye and the Electoral Commission of not following the law, voter bribery, vote rigging, defacing of posters, intimidation, assault and tampering with the seals of the ballot boxes.

However in March last year, the Jinja High Court dismissed the petition after Aseya failed to adduce sufficient evidence and was ordered to pay 200 million shillings.

On Monday, Sumanya Kasule, the Jinja Grade One Magistrate sent Aseya to Kirinya prisons for a period of six months for failing to respect court decisions.

However Aseya's pleas that he does not have money fell on deaf ears.

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