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Boda –Boda Cyclist Remanded over Colleague's Murdering in Gulu

Court heard that the accused picked up a quarrel with the deceased on October 20th at around 10pm and that he assaulted the deceased to coma. The deceased was then rushed to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital for treatment where he died on October 22nd, just two days after his admittance.
Court has on Thursday afternoon remanded a Boda –Boda cyclist in Gulu for allegedly murdering a colleague.

James Akena, resident of Techo Parish, Bardege -Layibi Division and a cyclist who parks at Dog-lam stage in Gulu city allegedly murdered David Alfred Kidega after they picked up a quarrel over a girl.

Court heard that the accused picked up a quarrel with the deceased on October 20th at around 10pm and that he assaulted the deceased to coma. The deceased was then rushed to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital for treatment where he died on October 22nd, just two days after his admittance. 

The accused was later arrested and confessed to committing the offense before he was charged of Murder under Gulu CRB 1191/2020.

While appearing before the Gulu Grade One Magistrate’s Court presided by Vian Kwezira, Akena was denied a chance to take plea because the offense he is accused of  is capital and beyond the Grad One Magistrate’s Court.

Vian Kwezira remanded the accused to Gulu Central Prison until February 5th of next year when he will appear before court again for plea taking.

Murder is contrary to Section 188 of the Penal Code Act and any person convicted of murder shall be sentenced to death.