Inspectorate of Courts tasked to investigate gun case against Kapchorwa Chief Magistrate
The Inspectorate of Courts has been tasked to investigate circumstances under which Kapchorwa Chief Magistrate, Teko Lokeris was arrested following a bar brawl.
The directive was made by Judiciary Chief Registrar, Sarah Langa Siu following the brutal arrest of Teko on Saturday night in Moroto town on allegations of drawing a pistol in an attempt to shoot a man following a misunderstanding while drinking at Mt Moroto Hotel.
Teko was locked up at Moroto central police station until Monday when he was released on police bond.
According to Moroto District Police Commander, Kaunda Nyesigire, despite releasing Teso on bond, they will continue investigating the matter.
However, shortly after his release, Teko dismissed as malicious allegations that he attempted to shoot someone, but claimed that it is not the first that he is being attacked by the same person who happens to be his relative on grounds that he together with his other brothers are the masterminds of the continued stay of their father, Peter Lokeris, the Chekwii County legislator in parliament.
Teko, however, confirmed holding a licensed pistol but vehemently denied drawing it at anyone. In a statement jointly signed by its Public Relations Officer, Jamson Karemani and the Senior Communications Officer, Sheila Wamboga, the judiciary, says it has commenced investigations into the matter.
The Judiciary it the statement says it does not condone misconduct by its staff and as such, the alleged incident is being inquired into by the Inspectorate of Courts.