UGANDA: SFC SOLDIER, GUARD GET DEATH FOR MURDER
December 19, 2018:
A soldier of the Special Forces Command and a security guard were on 14 December 2018 sentenced to death for the murder of a Mobile Money agent over two years ago. (Sources: mobile.monitor.co.ug, 15/12/2018)
Corporal Benson Opio and Santo Okot, a guard with Group 4 Security, learnt their fate when they appeared before Justice Stephen Mubiru at the Hugh Court in Gulu.
The deceased, one Komagum, was gunned down at around 8pm on March 19, 2016, at Layibi Trading Centre in Gulu Municipality inside Lokoroma Shop where he was transacting a mobile money business.
The assailants also robbed more than Shs2m cash, dozens of mobile phones, and its accessories and airtime, all valued at Shs40m.
Following the incident, Cpl Opio and Okot were arrested and charged with murder and aggravated robbery.