Court heard that Ojok who had a misunderstanding with the deceased’s father Francis Akor aged 38, set ablaze the house killing Akong and injuring six others.
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43-year-old man in Gulu has been sentenced to death for murder.
Bosco Ojok, a resident of Agago District was found guilty of murdering his nine-year-old
niece Rebecca Akongo on July 21st, 2017.
has been on remand at Gulu Central Prison in Gulu since 2017 when he was arrested.
heard that Ojok who had a misunderstanding with the deceased’s father Francis
Akor aged 38, set ablaze the house killing Akong and injuring six others.
told court that Ojok who is his elder brother had a misunderstanding over a
piece of land.
said as a result of the death of his daughter, his wife Ketty Atim developed mental
illness, while other four children got deformities.
Omiya, the Gulu Resident State Attorney asked court give Ojok a death sentence
for the murder he committed and life sentence for attempted murder for the six survivors.
however, pleaded for a lenient sentence since he is suffering from pressure and
also adds that he has to take care of his 13 children and his wives who among
them are a disabled.
In his judgment, Justice Mubiru sentenced him
to death for the murder and life sentence for the other six counts of attempted