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Court military sentences troopers to a half year in prison for ambushing ladies while upholding coronavirus check in time in Uganda
The UPDF armed force court-military sitting at Gulu fourth division garisson huts on Wednesday charged and condemned six UPDF officials to a half year in jail.
The officials were claimed to be a piece of the security powers who ambushed regular citizens at Elegu outskirt at Uganda.
The episode that happened a week ago when a joint security group including Police and armed force officials focused on 38 people who were dwelling in improvised structures at Loriko West town, Elegu town gathering in Amuru locale at around 8pm on April, 2, 2020, beating and tormenting them. Peruse past report here
The court-military was led by the division court military director Col. George Nambafu.
Court heard that on Saturday, April 4, the suspects attacked and harmed individuals, a large portion of whom were ladies, at Elegu outskirt with South Sudan under the guise of authorizing the President’s orders on coronavirus and time limitation.
The presumes included Lance Cpl Awany Constantine, Pte Muhamed Makanga, Ebong John Max, Robert Muteke, Amanya Rogers and Ayebazibwe Elias.
Since all the blamed officials were individuals for the UPDF armed force connected to the 71st Battalion, they were charged together, the arraignment told the court.
The six officials were accused independently of various checks including ambush causing substantial damage, attack causing real mischief and doing heinous real damage.
After perusing their charges, every one of the officials quickly confessed and requested that the court pardon them since they were under order.
“Court ought to excuse me since I didn’t compel myself to do it but since I was requested to do that while we went for the activity,” Pte Makanga told the court.
In any case, in the decision, Col Nambafu focused on that the half year sentence was a lighter discipline to the official since they indicated regret and on the grounds that they were junior officials working under a common order of a cop.
“Court has condemned you the charged number one, Cpl Awany Constantine, Pte Ebong John Max, Pte Makanga Muhamed, Muteka Robert, Pte Amanya Rogers, and Pte Ayebazibwe Elias to a half year in jail at fourth division base camp here,” Col. Nambafu said.
“You will carry out the punishment simultaneously implying that you will serve a half year for all the tallies and you reserve the privilege to claim this choice inside 14 days from today” he included.
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