Allegations & Charges
The ICC Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) alleges that Okot Odhiambo was Deputy Army Commander and former Brigade Commander of Trinkle and Stockree Brigades of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and that Mr. Odhiambo was, along with Joseph Kony (Chairman and Commander-in-Chief of the LRA) and Vincent Otti (Vice-Chairman and Second-in-Command of the LRA), a member of the “Control Altar,” which is the leadership group that conceived of, planned, and implemented LRA strategy which included campaigns to attack civilian settlements and standing orders to attack, abduct, and loot civilians.
Under Mr. Kony’s orders, as alleged by the OTP, Mr. Odhiambo armed and ordered LRA forces to do the following: to attack Ugandan government forces and civilians in certain regions and internally displaced camps of Uganda; to murder civilians; to abduct and enslave civilians including children as forced laborers, forced fighters, and sexual slaves; and to pillage and destroy property.
In March 2015, the Government of Uganda exhumed a corpse which was identified through DNA testing as that of Mr. Odhiambo and certified that Mr. Odhiambo died on October 27, 2013. On September 7, 2015, Pre-Trial Chamber II terminated proceedings against Mr. Odhiambo.
Please visit the Court’s website for more information on The Prosecutor v. Kony et al.
The Suspect is alleged to have ordered, solicited, or induced the commission of the crimes listed below under Article 25(3)(b) of the Rome Statute.
Under this mode of criminal liability, the Accused is charged with the following atrocity crimes:
Murder (Crime against Humanity): Article 7(1)(a)
Enslavement (Crime against Humanity): Article 7(1)(c)
Murder (War Crime): Article 8(2)(c)(i)
Directing an Attack against Civilians (War Crime): Article 8(2)(e)(i)
Pillaging (War Crime): Article 8(2)(e)(v)
Enlisting Child Soldiers (War Crime): Article 8(2)(e)(vii)
Pre-Trial Chamber II issued a sealed arrest warrant for Okot Odhiambo on July 8, 2005, which was unsealed on October 13, 2005.
On grounds of the Suspect’s death, Pre-Trial Chamber II decided to terminate the proceedings against Mr. Odhiambo on September 7, 2015.
Arrest warrant (issued under seal on July 8, 2005; unsealed on October 13, 2005)Arrest Warrant Issued : July 8, 2005
- Death of Accused : October 27, 2013