Man Jailed 32 Years for Killing Student over O-Level Certificate

A man who killed a Senior Five (S.5) Student in Luweero, to steal his O-Level Certificate has been sentenced to 32 years in jail for murder.

Daniel Ogwang 24, pleaded guilty to murder of his friend Andrew Ojok 22 whom he stabbed in order to have access to his academic documents. Ogwang later used the documents to security a Job as a security guard in Masaka.

The confession was made before high court judge Albert Rugadya Atwooki, during a criminal session held at Luweero.
Prosecution told court that the convict, Daniel Ogwang committed the offense on May 27th 2011, at Butanza village in Katikamu Sub County.

On the fateful night, the jobless convict who was residing in Gulu called the deceased saying that he was paying him a visit. Upon his arrival, the two moved around the village and according to neighbors they looked longtime friends.

During the fateful night, the convict admits that he pulled out his sword, after he stabbed him in the neck causing his demise after he bled profusely.  He says he targeted the deceased’s UCE certificate, which he was keeping in the one room rented house where he lived as he attended school at Butanza College in Wobulenzi.

He further says that he took off up to Masaka district, with the certificate which he presented and was appointed as a security guard at the office of the Auditor General.

He claims that he was desperate after struggling to survive in Gulu without any source of income, yet an opportunity had arose, only requiring the presentation of the paper, his friend had and wasn’t using at the time.

Neighbors found the body lying on the floor with blood flowing through the entrance. They immediately became suspicious of the friend they had seen keep the deceased company the previous evening.

After a search, police arrested him from Masaka, before he was brought back to Nakasongola where he has been on remand for two years.

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