A man who was recently seen on video battering his grandmother has been jailed for seven years on charges of attempt murder.
Brian Okello, a resident of Ongako Sub County in Omoro district was captured on a video attacking his grandmother Lucy Anek aged 82.
The video caused a public uproar on social media leading to Okello’s arrest and subsequent trial.
Court heard that on April 12, 2020, Okello flogged his granny from her home in Amilobo village, Patuda Parish in Ongako Sub County in Omoro district after a misunderstanding.
He allegedly accused the grandmother of not giving him money besides demanding to know his maternal home.
Okello pleaded guilty for the offence in a court appearance last evening.
Gulu Chief Magistrate Francis Dawa Matenga said he gave Okello a lighter sentence because he pleaded guilty and did not waste the 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.