Accoding to Matenga, the interim order of injunction issued restrains the respondents and their agents, relatives, workmen or any other person deriving any interests from them from further trespassing, evicting, intimidating, fencing, demarcating boundary, arresting, renting out, selling, erecting houses or temporary structures, cultivating, alienating and/or in any other way dealing with the suit land measuring approximately 3,700 acres (nearly 6 square miles).
Alfred Okwonga, the Gulu City Mayor says the land which is estimated at half an acre is located within the town center and that it initially belonged to Gulu District Local Government but was recently passed over to Gulu City Council.
Philip Nkwarsibwe, a medical officer attached to Gulu Government Main Prison told police that the deceased was battling heart disease and Tuberculosis –TB and that he was previously admitted to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital on June 26th before being discharged on July 3rd.
Martin Okwir, the ICC Outreach Coordinator told URN in an interview that the chambers invited experts, victim’s organizations and Civil Society Organization among others with deeper knowledge on the victims’ situations to write and request the court to permit them to offer advice and opinions on how best the reparations should be conducted.
Maria Kamara Mabinty, the International Criminal Court –ICC Outreach Coordinator for East Africa told URN in an interview that the extension of the deadline for the appeal comes following the request made by Ongwen’s defense team being led by Krispus Ayena Odongo late last month.
The remand home that houses child offenders from Omoro, Amuru, Nwoya, Pader, Lamwo, Agago, Oyam and Gulu currently has only six staff which include an in–charge, two Assistant Probation Officers and three guards out of the required eleven staff.
According to Moses Oyet -the complainant, on learning that Oyoo sold him land belonging to another person, he called him for negotiations for refund of the UGX 26 million but that Oyoo chose to go into hiding, only to be arrested and charged with obtaining money by false pretense contrary to section 305 of the Penal Code Act.
Anglican Bishop Emeritus Nelson Onono Onweng, the Chairperson of the Acholi clerics under the Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative (ARLPI) said that they are happy by the ICC`s judgement and termed it as ‘’considerate’’.
The International Criminal Court convicted Ongwen, 45, in February this year on 61 crimes including rape, sexual enslavement, child abductions, torture and murder as well as war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Col. George Nambafu, the Chairman Fourth Division Court Martial then remanded the suspects to Gulu Central Prison till May 10th when the hearing will start. This according to Nambafu is to give ample time for the prosecution to conclude their investigations.
Lt. Col. George Nambafu, the Chairman Fourth Division Court Martial told URN that the UPDF Director of Prosecution who first sanctioned the file against Malinga wrote that they should drop the case against him due to lack of evidence to pin him and that they were left with no other option but to comply.
Speaking to URN in an interview, Atine said that he had learnt with shock that Ojambo had illegally disposed of the timber prompting him to file a formal complaint with Adjumani Resident State Attorney.