ICC Drops Charges Against Uganda’s Okot Odhiambo

Azam Uganda Premier league giants, no rx URA Fc are slated for a friendly build up match against Nyamityobola FC  away in Mbarara on Saturday 12th September at Kakyeka Stadium.

The tax collectors will not be in action in the coming matchday, but will resume action till 23rd September away at Wankulukuku to face Express FC.

Headcoach Moses Basena was not present during the team’s last emphatic 3-1 victory over Soana fc, but feels the Western tour will help enlarge the fan base and scout more players.

“I’m delighted that more and more football teams across the country and East African region are requesting us to play them in friendly matches, I believe we will be in position to enlarge on our fan base in the western region and also scout more young players for the team.

This is also a golden opportunity for URA to give back to the tax payers,’ URA fc coach Moses Basena remarked.

URA had previously honored a West Nile tour, playing against Big league sides Onduparaka (1-1) and Paidha Black Angels (1-0) before travelling to TZ falling to Simba by a lone goal.
International Criminal Court (ICC) has terminated proceedings against the alleged Deputy Army Commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Okot Odhiambo following the forensic confirmation of his passing.

Pre-trial Chamber II’s decision follows the reception of information and material provided by the Prosecutor, medications which establishes that a corpse exhumed by the Ugandan authorities in March 2015 was identified, sickness through DNA testing, look as that of Okot Odhiambo.

The Chamber was informed that the Ugandan authorities subsequently issued a death certificate, certifying that Okot Odhiambo died on 27 October 2013, 50 kilometres northeast of Djemah, Central African Republic.


Odhiambo’s case was joined to the case of other LRA commanders Joseph Kony and Vincent Otti who are still at large.

While the case originally involved an additional suspect, Raska Lukwiya, proceedings against him were terminated due to his passing.

The warrant of arrest against Okot Odhiambo was issued by Pre-Trial Chamber II under seal on 8 July 2005 and unsealed on 13 October 2005.

As the alleged Brigade Commander of Trinkle and Stockree Brigades of the LRA, Mr Odhiambo was allegedly criminally responsible on the basis of his individual criminal responsibility for two counts of crimes against humanity (murder; and enslavement) and eight counts of war crimes (murder; intentionally directing an attack against a civilian population; pillaging; and forced enlisting of children). Mr Odhiambo’s case was joined to the case of other LRA commanders Joseph Kony, Dominic Ongwen, and Vincent Otti.

On 6 February 2015, Pre-Trial Chamber II severed the proceedings against Dominic Ongwen from the Kony et al. case following his surrender to the ICC custody on 16 January 2015.

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