They also questioned why simple cases take long in courts, decried discrimination in bail and fixing cases for hearing, inequality before court, loss of court files from the court, trying of accused in absence of victims, and delay in the courts of appeal among others.
On Monday, Justice Alex Mackay Ajiji, the Resident Judge of Gulu High Court told the Chief Justice that more than 300 remand inmates had applied for plea bargaining while another 117 were received from Lira High Court for the session.
Nasulu Hassan Ntalo , the Deputy Registrar of Gulu High Court told Uganda Radio Network on Sunday that a team of five judges is lined up to preside over the session, adding that all the accused persons are already at the session`s holding Centre at Gulu Main Prisons.
The 82-year-old granny, Lucy Anek was whipped from her home in Cuda Village, in Omoro district, by her grandson, Brian Okello, 25, a matter which came to the limelight through a video which suddenly became viral through social media. The act attracted criticism from local leaders, Human Rights activists and members of the general public.
Margaret Orik Obonyo, the Northern Regional Prisons Commander, says hundreds of inmates comprising both male and female were relocated to Nwoya Prisons on Wednesday to reduce congestion at Gulu Main Prisons.