One Arrested in Father and Son Killing

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In short
Police say the suspect was arrested after a tip off by concerned residents on suspicion that he got involved in the murder of the duo at their kraal.

Logera Lokwameri believed to be in the mid 30's has been arrested in connection to the killing of a father and son in Moroto district.
 
Police say the suspect was arrested after a tip off by concerned residents. 
 
Irene Aceng, the Karamoja Police spokesperson, confirms his detention at Moroto Central Police station.
 
He explains that the intelligence is still hunting for another accomplice and the gun that was used in the killing.
 
The man Loduk Losike and his son Abuk were shot dead at their family kraal in Nabilatuk village on January 01, 2015.
 
Abuk was shot at close range while his father's body was riddled with bullets.
 
The killing deeply shocked the residents of Nabilatuk village, Acerer parish in Nadunget Sub County.
 
However, Lokwameri denies having a hand in the killing of father and son.
 
Captain Denis Omara, the 3rd Division Army Spokesperso,n says security agencies are determined to recover the weapon used in the killing.
 
He says the suspect will be produced in court and charged with murder.

 

About the author

Olandason Wanyama
Olandason Wanyama is the Karamoja region bureau chief. Amudat, Nakapiripirit, Moroto, Abim, Kotido and Kaabong districts fall under his docket. Wanyama has been a URN staff member since 2012.

The former teacher boasts of 20 years journalism experience. Wanyama started out as a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor newspaper in 1991 in Entebbe. Wanyama also wrote for the army publication Tarehe Sita, the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) magazine and The New Vision. While not on the beat, Wanyama taught child soldiers at Uganda Airforce School-Katabi.

Wanyama is very interested in conflict reporting, climate change, education, health and business reporting. He is also an avid photographic chronicler of vanishing tribal life in the East African region.