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Man Jailed Six Years for Murdering Wife

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.
Lira High Court has sentenced a 39-year-old man to 8 years for murdering his wife.

Court presided over by Lira resident Judge, Justice Alex Macky Ajiji, heard that in 2014, Richard Ocen, a resident of Adola parish, Amach Sub County hit his wife Margaret Akello, with a pistol on the head, killing her instantly.

Court further heard that a jacket and a local sandal belonging to Ocen were found at the scene of the crime. Ocen then handed himself over to the police.

“Having considered the 4 years and 3 months he spent on remand and having received a plea of guilt from the accused, I, therefore, sentence him on his own plea to six years in prison,” Justice Ajiji said.

Bosco Odyek, the deceased relative welcomed the judgment much as he wanted the convict to be set free since he already paid the compensation and also spent more years in prison while on remand.

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