UPC’s Oola Dan Odiya Released From Detention
Uganda Peoples Congress (UPC) National Deputy Mobilizer Oola Dan Odiya has been released from detention by the civil division of the high court in Kampala, his lawyer Nicholas Opiya has told Acholi Times in an exclusive. Opiyo said the high court also put a permanent injunction against the army from trying Oola Dan Odiya.
Mr Odiya and two others—Otto Kenneth and Ojok Sam Obama were last year charged with five counts including treason, concealment of treason, two counts of murder by shooting, attempted murder and murder.
The Director of Public Prosecution had in January discounted proceeding against Mr Oola, Kenneth Otto and Sam Ojok Oboma.
‘‘This is to inform Court that the Director of Public Prosecution has decided to discontinue proceedings against Oola Dan Odiya, Otto Kenneth and Ojok Sam Obama,’’ read the DDP’s letter dated 11th of January 2017. The letter was signed by Mike Chibita, the Director of Public Prosecutions and addressed to the Gulu Chief Magistrate’s court.
The accused were however re- arrested by security operatives who stormed the Gulu court and whisked away the suspects in a private car with tinted windows registration number UAZ992M. THe operatives were said to have been members of the Police Flying Squad which handles hardcore crime.