The Katakwi Magistrate’s Court has summoned the former Katakwi District LCV Walter Elakas Okiring, Joseph Akol Former District Land Board chairman and Charles Akol over assault.
Elakas is being accused of assaulting Charles Robert Opus, a resident of Abela village, Getom sub-county in Katakwi District at Akello restaurant in Katakwi on February 10, 2018 over a land dispute.
Although the court hearing commenced on January 15, 2019, police files were missing and the case was dismissed.
The case was reinstated on May, 2, 2023 and summons made.
Court has set June 6, 2023 for hearing.
Opus the complainant in the case said his case was first frustrated by some government officials.
Opus has however commended the DPP and court for reinstating his case and hopeful that he will finally see justice after dragging for years.
Our effort to get comment from former LCV Walter Elakas Okiring and Joseph Akol were futile as their known numbers were not available