Opio Vs Uganda (Criminal Appeal No. 123 of 2010) [2018] UGCA 113 (28 November 2018)

Criminal law
Case summary
The court held that as an appellate court, it is required to re appraise the evidence and reach an independent conclusion. That the appellate court can only set aside the decision of the trial court if it was reached on a wrong principle of the law and occasioning a miscarriage of justice. That the trial judge properly evaluated the evidence of the witnesses who corroborates the admission of the appellant as having committed the offence. The evidence had been properly evaluated. That given that the victim was only eight years and retarded was mitigating. That the appellant being young and capable of reform should have been considered as a mitigating factor.

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