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Tue Jul 27 16:58:33 CDT 2004
Court Asked to Uphold Death Sentence Against Maj. Longole
The State on Sunday requested court to uphold a death sentence against a
former UPDF 4th Division Commander Maj. Matayo Longole, convicted of
Prosecution led by Maj. Moses Wandera indicated in the submission against
Longole's appeal that the accused ordered for the murder of 2 people whom
he described as rebels.
Prosecution submitted that the accused committed the offences on March 3,
1994 at Omelikaru and Gwero villages in Gulu when he ordered Cpl. Joseph
Wandera to kill Santos Opobo and Jasinto Okello.
Longole was convicted and sentenced to death by hanging by the former 4th
Division Gulu Court Martial chairman, Brig. Nakibus Lakara, on June 17,
The appellant was jointly charged with Wandera who died last year at Mbuya
military prison. Prosecution submitted that all witnesses, including the
co-accused, told court that Longole ordered for the murder of Opobo and
Okello, saying they were rebels.
Court heard the deceased were killed using an axe as ordered by Longole.
The General Court Martial chairman, Lt Gen. Elly Tumwine, adjourned the
case to giveboth the prosecution and the defence ample time to search for
and present their evidence.
(source: The Monitor)
Concert to mark 7th anniversary of Nagayama's execution
Supporters of executed killer Norio Nagayama will hold a charity concert
in Tokyo on Aug. 1, the seventh anniversary of his death, to raise funds
to enable working children in Peru to attend school, they said Tuesday.
The move is in accordance with the last wishes of Nagayama, also a
well-known writer, to use royalties from his books to help poor children
around the world, particularly those in Peru, escape from poverty and
(source: Kyodo News)
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