Okello was arrested on Wednesday after smashing eight fingers of Patrick Okello, a resident of Otingowiye village in Ogole Parish.
The victim undergoing medical treatment at Dr Ambrosoli Hospital Kalongo in Agago District
Walter Okello, a businessman in Wol Town Council, Agago District
who battered a 15-year-old boy has been remanded to prison.
Okello was arrested on Wednesday after smashing eight fingers of Patrick
Okello, a resident of Otingowiye village in Ogole Parish.
The minor had reportedly entered the shop on Tuesday to buy an exercise book
but ended up being apprehended while leaving the shop when he didn’t find any shop
Okello allegedly accused the minor of being a perpetual thief in the area looting
his shop and later used a claw hammer to smash his fingers as punishment.
On Friday, the suspect appeared before the Patongo Grade One Magistrate
Phillips Oji for plea taking and was charged with causing grievous harm
contrary to section 219 of the penal code act.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Oji remanded him to Patongo Government Prison until November 11 when he is
expected to re-appear in court for mention of his case.
Meanwhile the victim is still admitted receiving medical treatment for multiple
broken finger bones from Dr Ambrosoli Memorial Hospital Kalongo.
Bureau Chief, West Acholi