GULU – 30-year-old man who was caught on a video battering his 83-year-old grandmother has been charged with attempted murder.
Brian Okello, 30, a resident of Cuda Village, Koch-Ongako Sub County in Omoro district, on Wednesday appeared before Gulu High Court Magistrate Grade I Christine Turibamwe who read to him the charge of murder.
“You have been charged with attempted murder however this court doesn’t have the jurisdiction to hear your case. You are hereby remanded to Gulu Central Prison until 5thMay 2020,” Ms Turibamwe said.
This was after State Prosecutor Julius Ochieng said Okello has been beating his mother.
“This is not the first time Okello has been beating the grandmother but the fourth time and whenever he drink he attack to the woman without clear reasons. Everytime he attack her (Anek), he (Okello) doesn’t want to be restrained but beat until he is tired then stopped,” Mr Ochieng said.
Okello was arrested after the video of him battering the grandmother (Lucky Anek, 83,) went viral on social media. Okello accused the grandmother (Anek) of not giving him money besides demanding for his maternal home.