The territorial police in Serere has in custody 4 female siblings for the murder of their 65-year-old father, Okure John.
Okure was a retired worker at Igola Research station, Serere, and resident of Igola II village Okulonyo parish, Orio sub-county in Serere district.
According to Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, the facts gathered so far reveal that on the 15.06.2022, a one Martha Akwango returned from school while crying, after she got possessed by evil spirits.
“When she reached at their home, her 3 other female siblings, started praying over her, to cast away the demons that had attacked her,” the Police spokesperson narrated.
“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,” he added.
The girls further poked out both their father’s eyes, which in their vision, was fired with 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,” Enanga explained.
The siblings who include; Achumo Deborah, Achom Ester, Ikwadi Susan and Akwango Martha were arrested for the biological murder of their father.
They don’t deny their father’s murder, but claim it was spiritually influenced for the better.
However, there’s no known law in Uganda that allows anyone to kill for spiritual welfare, so the girls are now being processed on murder charges.