MARACHA. The Koboko grade II magistrate's court has sentenced a murder suspect to two months in prison for contempt of court.
Stephen Oluma, 54, a resident of Ayivu A village in Oluffe sub-county, Maracha district was isolated to face separate charges after shouting in court twice thus disrupting court proceedings on Thursday.
He was initially accused of murdering a six months old pregnant woman in broad day light at Oguvu trading centre near Otravu secondary school.
But before his case was heard, Oluma decided to interrupt court proceeding by shouting on top of his voice, an act that angered the magistrate who ordered for his two months sentence.
According to John Oesse Faustine, the Maracha district police commander, Oluma will reappear to answer the pending murder charge after completing the sentence.
Oluma who is commonly known as Dudua brutally killed 17 year old Josephine Ayakaka in cold blood on Monday last week.
His brutal act attracted an angry mob which nearly beat him to death. The suspect was rescued from the angry mob by Mr Anjelo Anguzu, the parish chief of Otravu who rushed him to Ovujo police station before he was transferred to Maracha central police station (CPS) for further investigations.
However, while at Maracha CPS, Oesse said Oluma pretended to be mentally ill until when he was taken for mental checkup which later showed that his mental status was okay.
At the time of her death, Ayakaka was staying with her mother Ms Margret Rudraru in Gbulukua village, Micu parish, Oluvu sub-county.
She met her fate while passing by Oguvu trading centre after attending antenatal services from Ovujo health centre III.
Ayakaka died in an attempt to get back her phone which Oluma picked from her hand bag on the fateful day.
It has been alleged that Oluma hacked the victim in the neck using a hand hoe as soon as she turned her back to go and repeatedly hit her head to death.
The deceased who was cut 14 times in the head according to doctor's report, was pronounced dead on arrival in Maracha hospital.