Bodaboda pilot faces 10 years in prison for possession of bullets
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A 20-year-old runner from Bodaboda could spend the next 10 years in prison after the General Court Martial (GCM) found him guilty of unlawful possession of 16 balls.
Francis Akena, alias Wadpaulo, a resident of Agobe West Village and Bweyale Trading Center in Kiryandondo District, was sentenced on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, after confessing to illegal possession of ammunition.
GCM President, Brig. General Freeman Mugabe sentenced Akena and his co-accused Sam Okot, alias Dizzo, alias Alliance, on July 27. Alliance is a local artist who lived with Mugabe.
“This court convicts you, Akena and Okot, on your guilty plea,” Mugabe said before sending the convicts back to Kigo government prison until November 21, 2022, when they will return to court to be sentenced.
Illegal possession of ammunition violates Sections 3(1) and (2)(a) of the Firearms Act, Cap 299, and carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment if convicted.
Captain Busagwa Nsubuga represented the convicts, while Lieutenant Gift Mubehamwe, assisted by Privates Anthony Phillip Olupot and Regina Nanzala, were the state attorneys.
The prosecution told the court that on or around August 26, 2022, at the Platinum Guest House and Bar, Byeyale TC in Kiryandongo, Akena and Okot were found in unlawful possession of 16 rounds of ammunition, which is usually the monopoly of the forces defense. .