today's Pick
Lira councilor sentenced for domestic violence
Publish Date: Aug 08, 2014
Lira councilor sentenced for domestic violence
Otwal sub-country Youth representative, Phillips Ogile. PHOTO/ Hudson Apunyo
  • mail
  • img
newvision

Hudson Apunyo and  Joseph Ekol

Otwal sub-country Youth representative, Phillips Ogile, has been found guilty of causing grievous harm and sentenced to one-year imprisonment or a fine.


The verdict was delivered by Lira Chief Magistrate, John Francis Kaggwa.

Ogile on August 26, 2011 used a panga to cut his former girlfriend Stella Akello, a mother of 3 during a domestic quarrel.

The Magistrate sentenced Ogile to fine of sh 500, 000 or one-year imprisonment and also ordered him to compensate the complainant sh2m, all to be paid before he regains his freedom.

Kaggwa said Ogile’s case warrants custodial sentence but because of his mitigation, he gave him an option of a fine.

Stella Akello in her testimony said Ogile cut her with panga over food.

She said Ogile was arrested and taken to Ojwina Police station from where he was transferred to Lira CPS and then taken to court where he was granted bail.

The victim who looked gloomy throughout the session welcomed the verdict. “This should be a lesson to him and others who like beating their spouses.

Related Stories

Domestic violence cases soar

Domestic violence key player in spread of HIV

Domestic violence affecting quality of Uganda’s population

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Survivors return to Auschwitz after 70 years
SEVENTY years after the liberation of Auschwitz, ageing survivors and dignitaries gather at the site synonymous with the Holocaust...
Americans still confusing Sikhs for Muslims
MORE than a decade after 9/11, Americans who come across a turban-wearing Sikh are still prone to mistaking him for a Muslim...
Zambia
ZAMBIA'S newly-elected President Edgar Lungu dropped vice president Guy Scott - who was briefly Africa's only white leader...
RESIDENTS of the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri have been told to stay and fight, as calm returned after a weekend Boko Haram attack...
Ongwen: victim turned killer
ABDUCTED by gunmen as a 10-year-old boy on his way to school, Dominic Ongwen rose to become one of the most feared commanders in Uganda's brutal Lord's Resistance Army...
Mountain-sized asteroid to skim by Earth
An asteroid the size of a mountain is about to shave by Earth, in a rare type of flyby that will not be seen for another decade, astronomers said Monday...
Is gambling the cause of poverty amomg youth?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter