A judge was forced to release a woman she had ordered to be remanded in prison after she reportedly stripped in court.
Akot Dorcus protested by stripping and was released
A Ugandan woman shocked many people in court after she reportedly stripped n*ked to avoid being thrown into prison.
According to reports by local media, the woman identified as Akot Dorcus accused her brother of using police to cause arrest of family members.
The incident happened on Tuesday morning at the Lira High Court in Uganda. Justice had remanded six members of the same family in prison. The Court presided over by Justice Dr. Winifred Nabisinde, a resident judge for Lira circuit sent on remand the suspects over attempted murder.
Those sent on remand until 24th July of this year when Court will pass a ruling were; Olwa Nelson, Okaka Peter, Ochom Martin, Oroma John Peter, Owani Geoffrey and the complainant’s biological mother, Alobo Nancy, 46. They are residents of Nambieso Sub County in Apac district.
Omeny Tom, had dragged his family members to court accusing them of trying to kill him. He told Court that on the 17th November, 2014, his huts where set ablaze over land related wrangles.
Akot stripped in protest claiming they were Innocent, stripped her clothes in protest. The fracas brought commotion and drama among police officers, Lawyers and Court staff who exchanged bitter words with a Field Force Police commandant and his troops.
The situation normalized after Justice Dr. Nabisinde Winifred sent a message ordering for the release of protesting and chaotic Akot Dorcus.