• Short Summary

    The inquest into the death of Brigadier Pierino Yeve Okoya resumed in Kampala on Monday (March the 1st).

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    The inquest into the death of Brigadier Pierino Yeve Okoya resumed in Kampala on Monday (March the 1st). It was then adjourned for two weeks to enable London barrister Mr. Percy William Bloomfield, to study documents and papers on the inquest. Mr. Bloomfield, has been briefed by the Uganda Government to conduct the inquest before Mr. Justice Dickson.

    Brigadier Okoya and his wife Anna were shot dead in their home in Gulu, 200 (320 kms) miles north of Kampala, last January. Uganda's deposed president, Milton Obote, claimed that the man who led the military coup against him, General Amin, was connected with the deaths. But General Amin, who is now Uganda's Head of State, called a press conference at which five men said they had been tortured by police to make them confess they were hired by the General to murder the Brigadier.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA333M2Z5ZTAJ7QGSQMUJIBKVBZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA333M2Z5ZTAJ7QGSQMUJIBKVBZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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