The High Court in Arua has issued a warrant of arrest against Nusura Tiperu, the National Resistance Movement party candidate in the August 2018 parliamentary by-election.
Kassiano Wadri won the Arua Municipality by-election with 6,421 votes against Tiperu’s 4,798 votes, prompting the latter to challenge the election in the High Court but her petition was dismissed for lack of credible witnesses and ordered her to pay over 83 million shillings as costs incurred by Kassiano during the petition but the same has up to now not yet been paid
On Thursday, the high Court in Arua ordered the arrest of Tiperu for failure to pay the Shs. 83 Million as had been ordered by the Court in March.
“This is to command you to arrest Nusura Tiperu and the judgment debtor must pay the sum of shs.83 million together with costs for executing this process and bring her before court with all convenient speed,” the court ordered.
The same court ordered that the warrant of arrest be returned on January 5, 2020, with an endorsement certifying the day and the manner in which it was executed or why it was not executed.
Tiperu had cited that the election had been marred with irregularities including violence, intimidation, multiple registrations, voter bribery and denial of equal opportunity during the campaign period by the Electoral Commission that she said contravened provisions of the Parliamentary Act.
However, Justice Anthony Oyuko Ojok of the High Court in Arua dismissed the claims saying there was no evidence to back them adding that Some witnesses were confusing court by contradicting their testimony on the affidavit and while testifying in court.
Former EALA Member of Parliament Hon. Nusura Tiperu was elected the new NRM Flag Bearer for Arua Municipality in a by election to replace the Late Col. Sulaiman Abiriga who was brutally murdered by yet unknown assassins.