UPDF Soldier Sentenced To 101 Years In Jail Over Murder

Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) court martial has sentenced a soldier to 101 years in prison for murder.

The army field court led by Lt. Col Emmanuel Mwesigwa on Tuesday handed a lengthy sentence to private Bobson Amutuheirize on three accounts of murder for 101 years for each and 60 years for each of the three attempted murder cases.

Court sitting in Ryeru Sub County Rubirizi District heard that Private Amutuhereize shot and killed Scovia Tibakazire, 40; Olivia Ninsiima, 25 and Conrad Mayi Ainembabazi, 20, on December 27, 2020 and left three other victims fighting for their lives in Ryeru Sub County Rubirizi District.

The injured were identified as; Maureen Kyakusiimire, 23 (was shot in the stomach and intestines came out); Rauhman Mawegye, 3 (was shot in the head and brains came out) and Shiran Ahimbisibwe, 9 (was shot in the thigh and the bullet is still stuck in the bone).

Lt. Col Mwesigwa found Private Amutuhereize guilty and said he would serve his sentence co-currently.

Amutuhereize told court that he had been attacked by demons before the attack.

Private Amutuhereize was given an opportunity to appeal against the sentence in 14 days in case he was not satisfied with 101 years punishment.

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