Housekeeper sentenced to 20 years in jail for boss’ murder.
By Racheal Nuwahereza
Lira High Court has convicted Dolly Acen who on 21st July 2021 attacked Mildred Amek at her home, killed her and cut her body into tiny pieces for concealment.
Acen who was a house help at Amek’s home is believed to have spearheaded the murder in which her friends; Gwasebo Ebong, Galimaka Simon Peter, and Andrew Opio Ogule attacked, murdered and buried the deceased and poured ash on the grave at Acungapenyi cell, Kachung Western Ward in Dokolo district.
Acen who appeared before Justice Duncan Gaswaga, the Lira Resident Judge was convicted and sentenced her on her own plea of guilty. While appearing in Court on Wednesday, Acen told court that she is widowed after her husband drowned in Lake Kwania moments before her arrest and asked the court to be lenient in sentencing her because she has 3 children to take care of.
Herbert Walusimbi, the defence lawyer told the court that the convict is remorseful, especially after spending time on remand. He proposed a 10-year sentence for the convict saying she is still young and developmental.
However, Peter Opio Amalo, the State prosecutor asked the court to punish the convict for maliciously giving her boss away to assailants who murdered her in her own house, adding that the deceased’s family business worth 100m has since collapsed.
Justice Gaswaga sentenced the convict to 20 years saying although the convict is remorseful, the offence is serious and it attracts a serious sentence because it involves the taking of someone’s life.