KAMPALA – The Police Disciplinary Court has found Former Lira District Police Commander SP Joel Tubanone guilty for injuring Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Ogwal during “tojikwatako” consultations.
It is alleged that, Tubanone, kicked Cecilia Atim Ogwal, the Dokolo Woman MP and her Otuke counterpart, Sylvia Akello before discharging a teargas canister directly at them as the constituted a meeting to consult the voters about the removal of the presidential limit.
Tubanone who pleaded guilty to two counts of using unnecessary force, was convicted and sentenced on his own plea of guilty since he did not waste court time.
As a punishment to his offence, Tubanone has been demoted by one rank and urged to file his appeal within 14 days.
The sentencing also put into consideration the pain and inconveniences endured by the complainant as a result of the unwarranted actions of the accused, basing on his own plea of guilty.
The court was chaired by SCP Birungi Charles (Ag. Director Interpol and Peace Support Operations), and in attendance was Ogwal, Tubanone, among others.