Court Set to Rule of Former DPC’s Death Sentence

Former Mukono DPC James Peter Aurien

A 73 year old man on Wednesday was arrested by police in Rukungiri for trying to bribe the area Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Martin Mugabe, order with Shs 100,000

Michael Ogwal, the Rukungiri CPS head of criminal intelligence investigations department (CIID) confirmed that they have in detention Petero Betumaho.

The culprit while at the RDC’s office on Wednesday afternoon reportedly tried to bribe Martin Mugabe to speed up a land case he was involved in with his son.

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The RDC upon receiving the cash called in police who arrested the old man and detained him at Rukungiri police.

Mugabe, while speaking to press after the arrest, said that whoever is seeking help from his office must patiently wait for procedures and resist the temptation of bribery.

The court of Appeal will this Friday 5th/Feb/2016 pronounce its judgment on an appeal filed by former Mukono DPC James Peter Aurien who was handed a death sentence for murdering his wife Christine Apolot.

Aurien rushed to the court appealing against the death sentence that High Court Judge Lawrence Gidudu handed him after he was found guilty of shooting his wife in 2009.

He appeared  before  a panel of 3 justices ; Augustine Nshiimye, see Remmy Kasule and Rubby Opio Aweri and challenged both his conviction and sentence while faulting Justice Gidudu for failing to properly evaluate the evidence brought against him and hence reached a decision to hand him a harsh and excessive sentence.

Court has issued an order to prison authorities to produce Aurien in court from Luzira  on Friday  to receive  his judgment.


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