High Court Further Remands Gulu University Lecturer Murder Suspect

The Gulu court building

Gulu High Court has further remanded, Patrick Ocakacon who is accused of murdering former Gulu University Lecturer, Andrew Rachkara.

Ocakacon who has been on remand at Gulu Central prisons since June 2014 on Thursday appeared before Gulu Resident Judge, Stephen Mubiru who adjourned the matter for hearing until Monday 20th May

Ocakacon is accused of plotting the death of the lecturer of the Department of Development Studies and Business Administration over 33 million shillings meant for purchasing a vehicle for the deceased from South Sudan.

The suspect was pinned by state witness, Alkan Majid Ojera who is serving a ten years’ jail term after pleading guilty to the same offence.

Anthony Ojok Ayuku, the Arua Resident Judge in October last year handed the jail term to Ojera in a plea bargain session.

Ojera told court on Thursday that Ocaka hired him to transport two people who executed the murder of the lecturer on 14th June 2014.

According to Ojera, the person he identified only as Opiyo used a riffle gun to shoot the lecturer from his residence in Pece division in Gulu municipality at around 10:00 p.m.

Prosecution, Patrick Omia entered a phone contact record in court to back up the witness who told court that they were in contact before and after murder.

One other person, Rogers Opiyo who was also arrested in connection to the murder in 2014 has since been released by court.

Ten witnesses are testifying in the case, among them are police detectives, the deceased mother Lilly Adong, and an immigration officer at Elegu. They were all present in court on Thursday.