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