Former Escort Pins Ongwen on IDP Camp Attack

Dominic Ongwen is accused of 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in northern Uganda. NET PHOTO.

By UBC Reporter

A former escort to ex-rebel Dominic Ongwen has told the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands that his former boss was part and partial of the team that planned the attack on Pajule IDP camp in Pader district.

Witness P-330 also pointed a finger at the then deputy leader of the LRA Vincent Otti and other LRA commanders as the masterminds of the attack that left several displaced people dead.

Ongwen has been charged with the attack on Pajule that took place on or about October 10th 2003.

Witness P-330, however, said that he and the escorts to the other LRA commanders were not within earshot of the culprits as they planned the deadly attack.

Ongwen is charged with 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity which include attacks on Pajule and three other IDP camps located in Odek, Abok, and Lukodi.

He is also charged with forcibly marrying seven women and committing sexual crimes against them.