Gulu Chief Magistrate, Francis Dawa Matenga on Tuesday sentenced Brian Okello to 7 years in prison for Attempted Murder on his own grand-mother.
The 25-year-old resident of Ongako-sub-county in Omoro district was filmed beating his grand-mother, Lucy Anek, 82.
Prosecution led by Jerome Angina states that on April 12th 2020, the accused attempted to cause the death Lucy Anek.
Appearing in court on Tuesday morning, Okello pleaded guilty for the offense, prompting court to give the sentence immediately.
In his ruling, the Chief Magistrate said he gave Okello a lighter sentence because he pleaded guilty and did not waste court’s time.
According to Matenga, the jail sentence is to enable Okello to reflect on his life and come out a useful citizen of the country.
Jerome Angina, the State Prosecutor told our reporter in an interview that cases, where children are battering the elderly, are very common in the community and that Okello’s case will serve as an example to others in the community.