UGANDA, Moroto | Real Muloodi News | Police have arrested Mark Losike, who is suspected of killing Martina Lopido and her heavily pregnant daughter, Anna Mary Nakoru, last Thursday in Kanakomol village, Nadunget Sub County, Moroto district.
Losike had been on the run since allegedly killing the two women, with the incident believed to have been motivated by a land dispute.
Losike, who is a nephew to the victims, reportedly wanted the nine-acre piece of land to be divided so that he could claim his share. However, the family rejected his proposal, and the case ended up in court.
On the day before the court was due to hear the case, Losike allegedly attacked the two women with a spear while they were working in the garden, killing them on the spot.
Justin Tuko, the Moroto Deputy Resident District Commissioner, revealed that Losike was arrested on Monday evening in Nabokat village, Nadunget Sub County, where he was found drinking waragi with other community members.
The joint security forces had been working tirelessly to apprehend the most wanted suspect for the gruesome murder of the family members, and had received reliable information that Losike had been moving around different villages within the area to avoid arrest.
The police immediately cordoned off the area upon arriving and arrested Losike. Tuko also mentioned that two others were arrested, who were among the first group that came to threaten the deceased before Losike committed the murder.
Michael Longole, the Mt. Moroto Regional Police spokesperson, confirmed the arrest and revealed that the suspect was found with the spear he used to carry out the attack.
Losike is currently in custody at the Moroto Central Police Station and will appear in court to answer murder charges once the file is ready.
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