Bombo murder suspect charged

Bombo shooting

The UPDF soldier accused of killing 10 people has been charged.

Private Patrick Okot Odoki, attached to the Air Defense at Bombo Military Barracks has been charged before the General Court Martial in Makindye.

He has been charged with allegedly 15 counts including 10 of murder, 2 aggravated robbery, 3 of attempted murder.

Okot has however denied all the charges before a panel of 7 members of the court chaired by Brig. Fred Tolliti .

He has been remanded to Makindye Military Barracks until the 17th of April when he will return to  court for the mention of his case.

Okot is said to have abandoned his guard station and gun at Bombo Army barracks on the night of 9th March 2013,   proceeded to Gogonya village in Bombo Town council and robbed Halima Lukiya of unspecified sum of money, a hand bag and a mobile phone.

Prosecution led by Capt Kangwamu alleges that after the said robbery, Okot continued to the next village at Mpakawelo and shot dead 10 people and left 3 others including one Sgt Francis Ogugu with serious injuries.