Jimmy Patrick Okema, the North Kyoga Regional Police spokesperson confirmed his arrest saying the suspects Adupa stood for as surety failed to comply with the terms and conditions of the bail and has since disappeared.
Police in Amolatar is holding Felix Adupa Ongwech, the president NRM Transformer Cadres' Association, over last week’s attacks on presenters at Hot FM radio studio.
Adupa was arrested on Monday and is currently being detained at Amolatar Central Police Station. His arrest arises from his responsibility as surety standing for suspects being released on bond.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the North Kyoga Regional Police spokesperson confirmed his arrest saying that the suspects Adupa stood for as surety failed to comply with the terms and conditions of the bail and has since disappeared.
“They were charged for illegal entry, assault, and malicious damage," Okema added. " Adupa stood surety for them but up to now the suspects have failed to report on bond, hence he carries all the liability. His file will be sent to the RCSA today for advice before being arraigned in court.So the law accepts that if you stand surety for someone if you fail to produce, you carry all the liability.”
Okema also sounded a warning to the general public to always know the people they are representing be it at police or before a court.
Last week, police arrested Otum Pala, Moses Okullu, and Innocent Ocen for gaining forceful access into the studio of Hot FM Radio where they assaulted Alphonse Odur alias Fege Hege, and two other colleagues who were on air at that time. The three were also accused of vandalizing the studio computer and chairs.
Felix Adupa Ongwech is the former Kioga MP contestant, and also the president of NRM Transformer Cadre Association; an association of politicians who lost the 2021 elections and are pushing for a constitutional amendment to allow only Parliament to elect the president.