June 18, 2024

Former Lira Sub County councilor further remanded over threatening violence

By Denis Okello (denis.okello@vol.co.ug)


The chief magistrate court in Lira has further remanded, the former councilor of Sub County Anthony Ojuka over threats he reportedly issued towards the clan leader of Okide me Oluban Okwer-lum Jogole Christopher.

Last Friday, Ojuka appeared before Lira chief magistrate Abiti Samson Loum on grounds that he threatened Jogole Christopher on 7/2/2022, contrary to section 81(a) of the penal code Act.

Abiti Samson Loum remanded Ojuka until Yesterday when he was to appear for hearing of his bail application.

Ojuka appeared in court together with his lawyer Moses Okot Bitek of Gem Advocates with two sureties who include; Ojuka’s wife Awor Ruth and Okwir Victor the lay reader of St. Lawrence chapel, Kakoge.

Okot Bitek said Ojuka’s sureties are responsible people who will ensure that he appears in court whenever the need arises.

But the resident state attorney Peter Amalu asked court to further remand Ojuka to give him more time to assess the sureties he presented adding that he had only been asked by the assistant DPP in charge Lango Brian George Kalinaki to only hear Ojuka’s bail application.

The court judge Samson Abiti granted Amalu’s request and further remanded Ojuka till 2pm today when he will reappear in court.

Meanwhile, the chief magistrate court in Dokolo has set 26/4/2023, when Alfonse Odur a journalist based in Amolatar district will also appear in court on allegation of defiling a 16 year old minor.

The chief magistrate Abiti Samson Luwum adjourned the mention of the case against Alfonse Odur alias Fege Ege due to absence of the resident state attorney of Amolatar district in court.

Abiti also rejected a request by Odur’s lawyer, Moses Okot Bitek of GEM Advocates to release him on bail or forward his case file to Lira chief magistrates court.