Police Identify Killer of Two Women Over Land

Police have identified the suspected ringleader of the group that killed two women in Moroto district over a piece of land. The suspect is Mark Losike and three others who are yet to be identified. Net pic

Mike Longole, the Moroto regional police spokesperson, said Losike and his group killed Maritina Lopido 68 and Anna Mary Nakoru 38, who they found in the garden at Campswahili Chini. They stabbed them to death.

The victims were residents of Kanakomol village, Naitakwai parish, Nadunget sub-county, in Moroto District. Police have since noticed that the suspected killers are residents of Campswahili, in Moroto Municipality.

The killers and the victims are said to have been related extended family members who have been in a land dispute for a long time and the land matter is still in court. They were to appear in court today for further proceedings.

“The two victims are a mother and daughter; Lopido Martina is a mother to Nakoru Anna Mary. The victims and others were today digging on the disputed land when they were attacked by the suspects who were armed with pangas, bows, arrows, and spears,” Longole said.

Police said that the suspects, after killing the two, other people who were digging took off. Scene of crime officers visited the murder scene, documented, and collected all the possible exhibits and evidence that would be used to prosecuted the killers once arrested. GEEPAS 0707080087

Lopido and Nakoru’s bodies were taken to Moroto regional referral Hospital for postmortem. “No arrests made yet. We condemn this ruthless murder. There are better ways of resolving conflict than resorting to murders.”

Land, domestic violence and property related matters are the major contributors of murders in Uganda. Most victims are killed because of land, agriculture proceeds, money, houses, vehicles and so forth.

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