UPC’s Odiya returned to prison over treason


Dan Oola Odiya.

Gulu Chief Magistrates Court has Wednesday further remanded Uganda People’s Congress [UPC] party deputy national mobiliser, Dan Oola Odiya.

Odiya was first charged with treason on June 15 and remanded to Gulu central prison.

He was first abducted by unknown men who bundled him a vehicle as he headed home before his arrest on Coronation Road in Gulu Town as he walked home.

Gulu Grade One Magistrate charged Odiya alongside Kenneth Otto and Sam Oboma with treason, concealment of treason, murder by shooting and attempted murder.

They are among the more than 30 people including soldiers and opposition party members who have been detained and questioned over their alleged links to an unnamed rebel group.

Yesterday, Nakawa Division FDC MP Michael Kabaziguruka, 19 UPDF soldiers, one policeman and two civilians were charged with offences related to security and treachery at the Makindye General Court Martial and remanded.

Likewise, Odiya and his accomplices returned to Gulu court today for the mention of their case.

Prosecutor Paul Wepondi asked for an adjournment to enable the state complete investigations into the matter.

Magistrate Paul Owino adjourned the case to July 13 and returned the suspects to prison till then.

Prosecution alleges that the trio masterminded the May 27 attacks on Opit LDU Detach in Lakwana Sub-county and the June 12 raid at Gulu Central police station respectively.

Four people were killed, eight guns looted and a number of injuries sustained during the two attacks.

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