The Third Division Court Martial in Moroto District has sentenced a Local Defence Unit Logwang Apakuto to 30-year imprisonment for shooting dead a civilian in Kotido District.
Prosecution led by Lieutenant Hamuzah Mulike Hirya informed court that LDU Logwang Apakuto unlawfully caused the death of one Lokong Ahmed of Nadomto village, Nakwakwa parish in Rengem sub-county by shooting at him.
According to reports, the convict escaped from Malu detach with his gun with which he started shooting recklessly after getting drunk killing a one Ahmed Lokong and injuring LDU Lokidi Lokuri and a civilian Loyang Napeyon both from Malu sub county.
He got drunk and started shooting recklessly eventually killing one civilian Lokong Ahmed and injuring two; LDU Lokidi Lokuri and civilian Loyang Napeyon both from Malu subcounty.
While sentencing convict, Col Benard Tuhame, the 3rd DCM Chairman said that parents are sending their children to the army for national duty to protect them but instead some children have rendered their lives to drunkenness and eventually killed the same people they are meant to protect.
“Therefore, court has sentenced you at your own plea of guilty for 30 years in government prison,” Col Benard said adding that the sentence will serve as a warning to those with the habit of going outside the barracks to drink with guns in their possession and killing innocent civilians.