Four Sentenced to Eight years in jail over theft and Conspiracy to Murder

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) on Thursday entered into a plea bargain agreement with four accused persons indicted with theft and two counts of conspiracy to murder at the International Crimes Division of the High Court.

The four namely;Okuku Sadam Umalu, Osinya Colline, Ojambo Joseph and Lwanga Abudala voluntarily pleaded guilty to all charges against them.

These accused persons, between May and June 2016, two AK-47 rifles with 60 rounds of live ammunition were stolen by thesw people from Nakudi Police Post in Namayingo District

This was followed by the gun shots which were heard at a resident’s home in Sirowa Village in Namayingo, and the police conducted an operation that led to the arrest of Okuku and his accomplices.

Upon interrogation, they confessed to stealing the guns to rob people and to kill those who were disturbing the Muslims of the Tabliq sect or frustrating their mission, including the then IGP Kale Kayihura, Captain Okumu DPC Namayingo, and the RDC.

The group also confessed to stealing a gun from a policeman in 2015 and using it in several failed and successful robberies.

In return,  Justice Andrew Bashaija to eight years’ imprisonment in respect of each count, to run concurrently.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions was represented by Mr. Kyomuhendo Joseph, Chief State Attorney.







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