Victor Cadribo, the Parliamentary candidate for Terego East, Sadad Salim for Arua Central division, Mohamad Ali, the NUP coordinator for West Nile, Bashir Ssekamate and Rashid Abdul were joined charged for organizing a riot, violating COVID-19 prevention guidelines and holding an illegal assembly.
A source at Arua Chief Magistrate’s court told URN that the suspects used a master key to open the gate to the cells around 11:00am and escaped. Three other suspects remained in the cells yelling, which attracted the attention of court officials.
According to Prosecution, Monsignor Kasto Adeti assaulted Fr. Lazarus Ejoyi with a wooden stick, and broke his right arm during an incident in the Parish priest’s residence at Ediofe Cathedral on April 29, 2020. Fr Ejoyi, who was removed by Bishop Ocan Odoki from Kijomoro Parish in 2017 and never been deployed, says Monsignor Adeti assaulted him on grounds that he was not supposed to be at the diocese.
The three Baati Aderubo, Mbomboa Adriko and Renje Alo appeared before Arua Chief Magistrates Court on Friday afternoon and sentenced to Gili Gili government Prison after they pleaded guilty to the offence.
Although Adrapi pleaded not guilty to the crime, Justice Oyuko said the declaration by the deceased before his death and witness submissions were sufficient to prove him guilty. Justice Oyuko concurred with the prosecution, which prayed that the convict be handed a life sentence given the gravity and gruesome circumstances under, which Adrapi lost his life.
In a two hours failed mediation meeting between the two parties, Justice Oyuko directed the Inspectorate of Government to investigate why the governing council has ignored the directives by the PS to pay the contractor.
Six of the suspects were convicted on their own guilty plea for defilement. Four of them were identified as Michael Roba 20, Swaib Alio, 23, Majid Anguyo, 24 and Cosmas Aloro 25, while the other two were minors aged between 16-17. One of the other juveniles was convicted of stealing a mobile phone.
The Regional Pro Bono day was initiated by the Uganda Law Society to increase access to justice through the provision of free legal services by Advocates to the poor, indigent and marginalized members of society.
The Magistrate stated that if Zaake was under arrest, he should have been accompanied by a Police Form three to Arua Hospital, which was not the case. The magistrate also noted that details of the accused ought to have been captured in the police station diary and later the lock-up register, which was not the case.
Herbert Wanyoto, the then West Nile Region Intelligence Officer received the legislator and took him to Arua Hospital because of severe injuries where he reportedly handed him to an intern-Dr. Andrew Adebo and returned to CPS.
The Police Disciplinary Court Chairperson, Dennis Odongopiny announced the ruling at Arua Municipal Council hall this morning. Odongopiny said the Police Disciplinary Committee had found the officers guilty of negligence of duty.
Wanyoto was appearing before the police disciplinary committee which is hearing cases against six police officers charged with neglect of duty during the chaos that preceded the Arua Municipality Parliamentary by-election in August, 2018.