Mastermind of Moroto Prison break arrested in Kotido

The Uganda Police Force has revealed that a joint security team has arrested one Lokolikau Lochu, an inmate who allegedly masterminded the Moroto Prison break in September, 2020 with an Ak 47 rifle No.UG.POL.56-5968030-40693 with 14 rounds from Kotido district.

According to police, Lokolikau Lochu-40 years, who was arrested during the ongoing disarmament exercise has been using the same gun to carry out cattle raids.

In September last year , a total of 219 inmates overpowered prison warders at Singila prison in Moroto District, broke into the armory and took off with 15 guns and ran towards Mt. Moroto.

Since then, several members of the group that escaped have either being killed or arrested by a joint team of the police and the army.

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