Court bailiffs impound Dokolo district vehicle over debt

By Moses Obwona Ogwal

Dokolo – Court bailiffs have attached a vehicle belonging to Dokolo District Local Government over a shillings 103 million debt.

The team of court bailiffs from Kampala stormed the district offices on Monday and attached the Double cabin pick up registration number LG0010-028, grey in colour and whisked it to Lira High Court where it is currently parked awaiting auctioning.

The debt arises from a ruling by Lira High Court against the district for unlawful termination of Richard Patrick Obot, the former Chairperson SMC Agwata Primary school and seven others from in 2020.

Through their lawyer John Patrick Adar of Adar and company advocate, the officials sued the district authorities in August 2020 challenging the decision.

Lira High court judge Mackey Hajiji ruled in favor of the plaintiffs thereby asking the district authorities to compensate each one of them shillings 5 million.

However, the district didn’t honor the court ruling leaving the amount to accumulate to shillings 103 million.

While speaking to LBS Newsday, Obot said they are also eyeing other properties for attachment including the district headquarters building among others to be able to recover the money.

When contacted, James Oto Apili, the Dokolo District Chairperson said a meeting was held on Monday on how to rescue the vehicle and they resolved to sit on a round table with the affected individuals for negotiations.