Breaking

Omora Man Remanded for Attempting to Murder his Granny

Court heard that on April 12, 2020 Okello tortured and mauled his 82-year-old grandmother, Lucy Anek at her home in Amilobo village in Patuda Parish in Ongako Sub-County in Omoro District.
15 Apr 2020 17:53
Brian Okello,30, standing in the Dock before Gulu Magistrate 1 Court over attempted murder
The man who was captured on video attacking his grandmother in Omoro district has appeared in court for attempted murder. Brian Okello appeared Wednesday afternoon before the Gulu Grade One Magistrate, Grace Turibamwe who read for him the charges.    

Court heard that on April 12, 2020 Okello tortured and mauled his 82-year-old grandmother, Lucy Anek at her home in Amilobo village in Patuda Parish in Ongako Sub-County in Omoro District.

Turibamwe didn’t allow the accused to enter any plea since his court lacks jurisdiction over capital matters. He therefore remanded Okello to Gulu prison until May 5th, 2020 when he matter will return to court for mention.  

  Trouble for Okello started after a video in, which he was captured attacking his grandmother with a huge stick went viral on social media. Anek collapsed at the roadside on her way to report the matter to the Local Council authorities.

  She was later rushed to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital and later transferred to Flama Clinic in Gulu Town where she is currently receiving further treatment. Police launched a manhunt for Okello and flashed him from his hideout in an abandoned grass thatched house, about 200 meters away from where he mauled the grandmother.  

He was charged for torture and attempted murder at Ongaka Central Police Station under SD 11/13/04/2020. Eyewitnesses revealed that it was the fifth incident that Okello was battering the old and helpless grandmother.