Crime

Four siblings arrested over murder of their father

After their gruesome act, “the siblings poked out both of their father’s eyes, which in their vision, were filled with an evil spirit and the cause of the demonic attacks on them.

SERERE, UGANDA: Police in Serere district have arrested four female siblings for allegedly killing their biological father after accusing him of being responsible for demonic attacks on them. The siblings arrested are; Achumo Deborah, Achom Ester, Ikwadi Susan, and Akwango Martha.

The deceased identified as Okure John, 65, was a retired worker at Igola Research station, Serere, and resident of Igora II village Okulonyo parish, Orio sub-county in Serere district.

According to Police Spokesperson CP Fed Enanga “It is alleged on June 15, 2022, one Martha Akwango returned from school while crying after being possessed by evil spirits. When she reached their home, her 3 other female siblings, started praying over her, to cast away the demons that had attacked her.”

“During the prayers, the 3 female siblings, while casting out demons from their younger sister, attacked their father inside the home they shared and beat him to death.”

Enanga added that soon after their gruesome act, “the siblings further poked out both his eyes, which in their vision, were filled with an evil spirit and the cause of the demonic attacks on them. The attack was so violent that blood splatter was seemingly everywhere and both eyes poked out.”

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The police spokesperson added these are now being detained at Serere police station as they await to face murder charges.


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