The grounds raised to challenge the Trial judgment include the Chamber’s conducting proceedings based on a Confirmation of Charges Decision which was legally defensive, violation of Ongwen’s right to notice by expanding the material, temporal and geographic scope of the charges beyond the parameters of the charged crimes and relying on evidence of acts not charged, thus "causing prejudice and making the trial unfair".
Court heard that Dickens Peter Okwir aged 35, and his co-accused David Anywar aged 22, recruited and trained a total of 32 youth in military drills contrary to Section 48(1) (a & b) of the Penal Code Act.
The military court heard that following a robbery at Christopher Ocaya’s shop in Kalabongo Central Village in Namukora Sub –County in Kitgum District on January 31, 2022, police conducted a search in Anywar’s house since he was the prime suspect in the robbery.
The Dean of Students was charged with three counts of theft, forgery, and uttering a false document in March last year following complaints lodged before the court by Mildred Anena Alou, his business associate. The two jointly owned Goma Oul Ginnery.
Agnes Acayo, commonly known as the Auzu, a second-year student pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a resident of Dwol Cell, Laliya Ward, Pece –Laroo Division in Gulu City was hacked to death on Friday morning by her boyfriend -Alfred Ocan aged 50 after they picked a quarrel over money.
While preaching during the event, Henry Luke Orombi asked the new Bishop to be a shepherd to all regardless of religious affiliations and should forgive and not curse, something Rev. Loum pledged to do.
Alfred Okwonga, the Gulu City Mayor says the land which is estimated at half an acre is located within the town center and that it initially belonged to Gulu District Local Government but was recently passed over to Gulu City Council.
Philip Nkwarsibwe, a medical officer attached to Gulu Government Main Prison told police that the deceased was battling heart disease and Tuberculosis –TB and that he was previously admitted to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital on June 26th before being discharged on July 3rd.
Martin Okwir, the ICC Outreach Coordinator told URN in an interview that the chambers invited experts, victim’s organizations and Civil Society Organization among others with deeper knowledge on the victims’ situations to write and request the court to permit them to offer advice and opinions on how best the reparations should be conducted.
Maria Kamara Mabinty, the International Criminal Court –ICC Outreach Coordinator for East Africa told URN in an interview that the extension of the deadline for the appeal comes following the request made by Ongwen’s defense team being led by Krispus Ayena Odongo late last month.
The remand home that houses child offenders from Omoro, Amuru, Nwoya, Pader, Lamwo, Agago, Oyam and Gulu currently has only six staff which include an in–charge, two Assistant Probation Officers and three guards out of the required eleven staff.
According to Moses Oyet -the complainant, on learning that Oyoo sold him land belonging to another person, he called him for negotiations for refund of the UGX 26 million but that Oyoo chose to go into hiding, only to be arrested and charged with obtaining money by false pretense contrary to section 305 of the Penal Code Act.
The District Council passed a resolution in 2001 for the termination of contracts of Parish Chiefs who were working in the various Sub Counties across the district. The resolution led to the termination of contracts for 89 Parish Chiefs who later dragged the district to court and sought compensation for unlawful termination.