Corporal Geoffrey Okello, a Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) soldier accused of shooting three people in Gulu today appeared for the first time before the division military court martial sitting at the UPDF 4th division barracks in Gulu charged with three counts of murder.
Okello allegedly killed Beatrice Ajok, 52, and her two sons; Dan Joachim Binyang, 18, and Owen Norman, 20 and injured an 8-year-old girl on February 10, this year at Vanguard Sub Ward, Pece Division in Gulu Municipality.
Okello reportedly had a misunderstanding with Ajok’s family, which he accused of grazing goats on his land.
Okello was arrested the following day from his duty station at the Central Guard of UPDF 4th Division Barracks where he was deployed.
So far three witnesses including a13 year old boy who claims he was with one of the deceased and witnessed firsthand, Corporal Geoffrey Okello shooting the victims have testified on the first day of the trial.
Okello denied any knowledge and involvement in the act