Hon. Justice Gaswaga noted the remorsefulness of the convicts and their promise to become better people. However, he sentenced the man and the woman to 14 and 8 years respectively, as theirs are serious offenses that were committed on children.
Peter Opio Amalo, the State prosecutor asked court to punish the convict for selling her boss to assailants who murdered her in her own house, adding that the deceased’s family business of over 100m has since collapsed after her death.
In his ruling on Wednesday, Justice Gaswaga told court that the convict has a chance to live a responsible life ahead. However, the offense committed is a serious one and ignorance of the law at the time of the offense is immaterial.
Brian Kalinaki, the Assistant DPP asked court to give the convict a deterrent sentence to act as a lesson to the general public who would want to commit a similar offense, adding that court should not consider his plea of having responsibilities at home because he is not responsible.
In her ruling, Ariakot explained that although the offences of intimidation and threatening violence attract a maximum sentence of four years, Obua acknowledged his mistake and did not waste the courts time hence the four-month sentence.
In September 2021, Ssalamu Godfrey Ngobi, the Assistant Registrar of Lira High Court issued a temporary injunction restraining Ibuje sub-county and Matrix Lands from carrying out any activities at Ibuje rock.
In his ruling on Friday, Justice Vincent Emmy Mugabo dismissed the petition on grounds that Engola did not prove that any illegality or offences were committed in the election by Odur or the Electoral Commission.
The suspects reportedly shot the deceased to death before arresting his 9 family members. They were arrested and charged with murder contrary to section 188/189 of the Penal Code Act, conspiracy to commit murder contrary to sections 188 and 189 of the Penal Code Act.
On Tuesday, the petition was dismissed by Justice Vincent Emmy Mugabo on grounds that Aliro and her witnesses who swore affidavits did not produce evidence that they are registered voters of Lira District.
Through his lawyer, Joe Adoko, Aliro asked Justice Vincent Emmy Mubago to direct Post Bank Uganda to provide Auma’s bank statement covering the period between July 2020 to February 2021 for inspection to confirm whether she reimbursed all the money she received as RDC.
Appearing before Justice Emmy Vincent Mugabo on Tuesday, Ogwang’s lawyer Daniel Odongo from Okwi and Company Advocates informed the court that they reached an agreement to have the petition withdrawn from court without cost.
Boniface Aweri, a teacher at Kiryandongo High School and a resident of Ireda Shamba cell, Lira City was arrested last week following the death of his wife Licinia Akirapa Aweri. Boniface had gone to the police to report that Aweri had committed suicide.
Elly Apenyo, 29-year-old businessman and his colleagues Denis Olwa 40-year-old social worker were arrested on Monday and detained at Lira Central Police Station till Friday afternoon when they were paraded before court.
According to court records, trouble for Owino started on June 2018 when he appeared in a video that went viral on social media pouring water on the naked of an expectant woman in Bar-Opuu Ward, Adekokwok sub-county in the then Lira Municipality.