The joint security forces have arrested the killer who shot dead the Chairperson of Local Council III of Longaroe sub county late Hon. Lomuria Moses and the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) Officer late Lt Issa Mayende.
On Saturday 26 Aug 2023 at around 1830hrs, the joint security forces in close collaboration with good law-abiding citizens (wanainchi), after a tip-off conducted a swift and timely response which led to the arrest of criminal Modo John Apakori in the remote Kacheri hideout.
It should be recalled that on the unfortunate date of 2 July 2023, killer male adult Modo John Apakori who hails from Losilang village, North Division in Kotido Municipality intentionally and reportedly shot dead Lt Issa Mayende and Hon. Lomuria Moses as the two deceased held a brief meeting at Longaroe Trading Centre in Kotido district.
After the criminal act, he (Modo John Apakori) ran to Kacheri hideouts until his arrest was made and hence the leading force recovered SMG number UPDF CP 3036 with 6 live rounds of ammunition which the warriors’ network previously stole from a slain UPDF soldier.
The criminal (Modo John Apakori) is now under UPDF custody at 405 Infantry Brigade Headquarters, Nakaperimoru Sub County in Kotido district pending thorough investigation and interrogations.
Once steady investigations are complete, he will be arraigned in courts of law to answer charges of murder and illegal possession of a firearm among other counts.
We wish to commend the residents of Kacheri Trading Centre and forces that operate in Kotido district for their vigilance and timely response that led to the arrest of the hardcore criminal. This is a sign and testimony of popular support, goodwill and peace-loving.