UPDF Soldier Sentenced to 101 years Over Murder

UPDF Soldier Sentenced to 101 years Over Murder

The Division Court Martial in Rubirizi district in Western Uganda has sentenced to 101 years in prison a UPDF officer who was found guilty of shooting dead three people and injuring three others.

On December 27, 2020, Private Bobson Amutuheirize attached to the 27th battalion in Rubirizi district shot to death three people including Scovia Tibakazire Bembereza, Olivia Ninsiima, and Conrad Mayi, all residents of Nkondo village and also injured three others.

On Tuesday, the soldier pleaded guilty to the charges, telling the army court that he was not sober by the time he committed the gruesome murder that saw him use 117 of the 120 rounds of ammunition with which he had earlier signed for the gun on the fateful day.

At the court sitting at Mubanda Primary School in Ryeru sub county in Rubirizi district, Lt.Col. Emmanuel Mwesigwa, found the junior officer guilty of the offence and sentenced him to 101 years for each of the three counts of murder and 60 years for each of the three counts of murder.

The division Court Martial chairman however said the punishments will run concurrently.