Crispus Ayena Odongo, former Oyam North County Member of Parliament in Oyam district has been jailed over failure to pay a total of shillings 146 million debts.
Ayena, the lead defense lead counsel to Dominic Ongwen, former Lords Resistant Army rebel commander currently undergoing trial at the Hague based International Criminal Court.
In 2008, the claimants through Makmot-Kibwanga Co. Advocates, petitioned Lira High Court claiming for the compensation of 1,100,055 lost heads of cattle and 796,377goats. In 2014, former High Court Judge, Justice Simon Byabakama awarded the claimants 1.9 trillion as compensation of their lost animals.
The suspects who were meant to reappear before the Lira resident High Judge, Justice Alex Mckay Ajiiji on Tuesday for hearing of their bail application never turned up following the decision of the Principal Judge, Yorokamu to shift the trial.
Justice Alex Mackay Ajiji, the Lira resident High Court judge has set February 16th, 2019 as the date to have Attorney General and Secretary to Treasury, Keith Muhakanizi appearing to respond to the petition.
Court presided over by Lira resident Judge, Justice Alex Macky Ajiji, heard that Richard Ocen, a resident of Adola parish, Amach Sub County hit his wife Margaret Akello, with the butt of the gun on the head, killing her instantly.
Hellen Acham, 39 , a resident of Akitenino village, Omito parish, Lira Sub county pleaded guilty of murdering her husband.While appearing before the Lira Resident High Court Judge, Alex Marcay Ajiji, Acham confessed to have participated in the attack on her husband Ongora on August 4, 2016.
High Court in Lira convicted Awino following evidence that she connived with her son Isaac Okello to end the life of a renowned businessman Alex Epet. They accused him of committing adultery and neglecting his family.
In her judgement, Justice Winifred Nabisinde said prosecution had proved beyond reasonable doubt that Adupa was behind the murder of his wife. She sentenced Adupa to 40 years in jail. She, however, said the convict would serve 36 years given the fact that he has spent 4 years on remand.
High Court Judge Jessica Naiga presided over a hearing challenging Engolas election as a Member of Parliament for Oyam North constituency and kicked Engola out of parliament for lack of requisite academic qualifications.