Court name
High Court of Uganda
Judgment date
26 November 2001

Uganda v Ocen Nelson (Criminal Case-1999/46) [2001] UGHC 106 (26 November 2001);

Cite this case
[2001] UGHC 106
Short summary:

Criminal law, Evidence Law

 

THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA
IN THE HIGH COURT OF UGANDA
AT SOROTI

HIGH COURT CRIMINAL SESSION NO.0046/1999

UGANDA ……………………………………………………………………….PROSECUTOR
VERSUS
 OCEN NELSON ……………………………………………………………………..ACCUSED

BEFORE: THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE D.N. MANIRAGUHA

JUDGMENT

The accused person stands indicted for aggravated robbery on two counts c/ss 272 and 273 (2) of the penal code Act.

On count I the particulars allege that OCEN NELSON and others still at large on or about the 25th day of August, 1996, in Awasi village in Soroti district robbed Ochonga Alfred of cash shs 300,000/= one prison uniform, rain coat, 4 skirts, 3 blouses, two dresses and a Kitenge and at or immediately before or after the said robbery used a deadly weapon to wit a panga on the said Ochonga Alfred.

On count II they allege that OCEN NELSON and others still at large on or about the 15th day of august, 1996 at Awasi village in Soroti District robbed one Arego Agnes of 3 gomasi, three dresses, six saucepans, 10 mugs and at or immediately before or after the said robbery used a deadly weapon to wit a panga on the said Arego Agnes.”

The brief facts that led to the arrest and prosecution of Ocen Nelson are that at around 10:00 p.m. on 25.8.1996 some people forcibly broke into