By Jackson Kitara
Patongo Grade One Magistrates’ Court in Agago district has sentenced Lillian Abalo Ongom to eight months in prison for criminal trespass at the home of Chief Justice Alphonso Owiny-Dollo.
On July 20, Abalo, who is a former aspirant for the Agago Woman Member of Parliament seat, appeared before grade one magistrate Emmanuel Alioni Drajole, who charged her with criminal trespass at the home of Owiny-Dollo.
Court heard that on the evening of July 18, Abalo was found planting charms in the home of Owiny-Dollo, who is also her brother-in-law.
She was arrested by security guarding the Chief Justice’s home in Aloi village, Patongo Town Council in Agago district.
Abalo was then detained at Patongo Police Station over criminal trespass under SD Ref. 02/19/07/2022.
What Abalo said
Abalo told the court that she went to plant charms that were in a mineral water bottle to bring peace among them.
She said the substance was given to her and told that once she planted it, peace among them would prevail since she and Owiny-Dollo have never been at peace.
Patongo Grade One Magistrate Drajole then sentenced Abalo to eight months for criminal trespass.
Drajole said court cannot hear a case of witchcraft.