Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Member of Parliament Apollo Kantinti has been sent back to Luzira civil prison over debt of shs 100 million to Hon Sitenda Sebaalu, as costs resulting from an election petition appeal.
Hon Kantinti appeared before Court Appeal Registrar Agnes Nkonge this morning who later sent him back to serve another six months if he is unable to pay Sebalu.
“This is to authorize and require you to receive the said Hon. Apollo Kantinti into your custody for a period not exceeding six months and court thereby affixes a sum of shillings 3000 per diem payable weekly” reads part of the committal order.
According to the committal order the 108,706,000 shillings results from the costs which the appellant court ordered Kantinti to pay to Hon Sebalu after nullifying kantinti’s election before ordering for fresh elections which brought Hon Kyagulanyi Sentamu aka Bobi wine to Parliament.
Before being taken back to Luzira, Kantinti said he was ready to serve the term because he “couldn’t pay money to someone who robbed his victory.”
“As for the bank loan, of which I have spent 10days in prison, I am willing to pay the money and currently we are in negotiations on how much will pay back” Kantinti added.
The former Member of Parliament owes Standard Chattered Bank up to shs 260million which arises from a shs 300million he borrowed from the bank in 2017, but started defaulting on payment a year later.
However last week his political opponent and current kyadondo east MP Robert Kyagulanyi committed to help him clear the bank loan and her set up a committee upon which he will work with to ensure kantinti’s bank debt is paid off.