28-year-old UPDF soldier sentenced to 101 years in prison over murder

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The Second Division Court Martial sitting in Rubirizi district has sentenced a 28-year-old soldier to 101 years in prison. Private Bobson Amutuheirize attached to 27 army brigade was convicted of three counts of murder plus other three of attempted murder.

The court presided over by  Lt. Col Emmanuel Mwesigwa 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 critically injured in Ryeru Sub County Rubirizi District.

The injured included Maureen Kyakusiimire, 23 who was shot in the stomach and intestines came out, Rauhman Mawegye, 3 , shot in the head and brains came out, and Shiran Ahimbisibwe,9, shot in the thigh and the bullet is still  in the bone.

Private Amutuhereize was found guilty and court said he would serve his sentence co-currently but he can appeal against the sentence within 14 days from the date of sentence.

Amutuhereize said that he wasn’t sober because he had been attacked by demons before sad the incident and pleaded for a leniency but court said he needed a deterrent sentence to discourage other soldiers from committing such offences, prompting court to order that he’s taken to government prison of Kakiika Prison Kyamugorani to start serving his sentence.

Source – Matooke Republic

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