Lyomoki was picked up by court bailiffs from Elder & Hai General Agencies & Court Bailiffs on Friday last week along parliamentary avenue as he came out his office.
Doctor Sam Lyomoki, the Workers Member of Parliament has been released from Luzira Prisons. He was released this afternoon after paying shillings 36 million to Victoria Advocates and Legal Consultants Advocates for representing him in the constitutional court. Lyomoki was picked up by court bailiffs from Elder & Hai General Agencies & Court Bailiffs on Friday last week along parliamentary avenue as he came out his office.
He was dragged to the chambers of the registrar court for Appeal Erias Kisawuzi over the failure to payshillings 36 million he owed the legal firm for representing him before the constitutional court challenging a decision by government to block his private member’s bill in July 2007. Kisawuzi convicted the MP to six months in Luzira Civil Prison despite his pleas to court that the bailiffs had picked the wrong person.
Lyomoki told court that it was not his personal responsibility to pay the legal fees but that of his NRM party. A Victoria Advocates lawyer, who only identified himself as Komakech, strongly disagreed with the submission of the MP saying that they didn't sign any contract with NRM.
In his ruling Kisawuzi said it was the responsibility of Lyomoki to pay the legal firm and therefore sent him to jail. But this afternoon, the Lyomoki signed consent with his creditors in the presence of Kisawuzi paying the money and was released from Luzira prisons. URN was unable to establish the source of the money, despite that it is rumored that some MPs contributed to have their colleague released from jail.