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Suspect sentenced to 10 years for attempted murder


A 53-year old man identified as Francis Otema was on Tuesday sentenced to 10-years in jail for attempted murder.

Francis Dawa Matenga, the Gulu Chief Magistrate found Otema guilty of unlawfully setting on fire a grass thatched house belonging to Ojera Franka aged 43 in Lawiye Adul village, Bungatira Sub County in Gulu district over a land wrangle.

The prosecution told the court that on June 29, 2019, Otema ordered Ojera to get out of the house or else he would set it on fire.

The prosecution further said that as Ojera was getting out, Otema hacked him on the head and proceeded to set the house on fire.

Chief Magistrate Matenga sentenced him to 10 years imprisonment saying the crime is very rampant in the region.

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