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Soldier’s Death Sentence Upheld

By Vision Reporter

Added 22nd February 2002 03:00 AM

THE Military Appeal Court, sitting at its Makindye headquarters, Kampala, on Thursday upheld a death sentence against a UPDF soldier accused of killing three of his colleagues in the barracks, reports Solomon Muyita.

THE Military Appeal Court, sitting at its Makindye headquarters, Kampala, on Thursday upheld a death sentence against a UPDF soldier accused of killing three of his colleagues in the barracks, reports Solomon Muyita.

THE Military Appeal Court, sitting at its Makindye headquarters, Kampala, on Thursday upheld a death sentence against a UPDF soldier accused of killing three of his colleagues in the barracks, reports Solomon Muyita. But Justice Elly Turyamubona, leading a coram of five members, quashed the death sentence against another soldier, Pte Godfrey Nuwagaba, from the 57th Battalion in Kasese, on the same charges. Turyamubona assisted by Lt. Colonels Jack Mishambi and George Igumba, Maj. Milton Gidudu and Capt. Gordad Busingye, ruled that there was enough evidence in the lower court to convict Pte Raphael Oyet of murder. Oyet is said to have jumped off his sick bed in Gulu Barracks and gone to his friend’s home, Francis Olana, where he shot dead Sgt. Ben Lagoya and privates Situma Wapakala and Peter Mutongwa. The General Court Martial sent him to the gallows on February 21, 2000. Nuwagaba, 24, was sentenced to death by the army court sitting at Mbarara. He was accused of shooting dead Pte Simon Gamba with malice and forethought on May 2, 1998 at Bulambaire Army Detach in Kasese. Ends

Soldier’s Death Sentence Upheld

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