Court name
Supreme Court of Uganda
Judgment date
25 October 2006

Okiror Leo and Anor v Uganda (Criminal Appeal-2003/1) [2006] UGSC 20 (25 October 2006);

Cite this case
[2006] UGSC 20
Short summary:

Criminal law, Evidence Law, Evaluation of Evidence

THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF UGANDA

AT MENGO

CORAM: TSEKOOKO, KAROKORA, MULENGA, KANYEIHAMBA, AND KATUREEBE, JJ.SC.

 

CRIMINAL APPEAL No.01/2003.

BETWEEN

 

1. OKIROR LEO

APPELLANTS
2. OJAL PETER

 

VERSUS

UGANDA RESPONDENT

[Appeal from the decision of the Court of Appeal at Kampala (Manyindo, DCJ., Kato and Mpagi-Bahigeine,JJA) dated 14th December, 1999 in Criminal Appeal No. 11 of 1999]

 

JUDGMENT OF THE COURT

In the High Court, the appellants were charged, tried and convicted of murder of two people. Their appeals to the Court of Appeal were dismissed. They have now appealed to this Court and each filed a separate memorandum of appeal.

Mr. Ojakol argued the appeal of the first appellant while Mr. Ssekabojja argued the appeal of the 2nd appellant. Both counsel challenged the admissibility in the trial court of confession statement made to the police by their respective clients. We did not find it necessary to hear Ms. Khisa, learned Senior Principal State Attorney.

 

We have considered the judgments of the trial court and that of the Court of Appeal. We are fully satisfied that the trial judge did not err in admitting the two confession statements. Neither did the Court of Appeal err in upholding the decision of the trial judge. These appeals have no merit. We therefore dismiss them.
 

Dated this 25th day of October, 2006.

 

J.W.N.TSEEKOOKO
JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT.
 

A.N.KAROKORA

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT

J.N.MULENGA

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT

G.W.KANYEIHAMBA

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT

B. KATUREEBE.

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT.