The ring leader in Moroto Prison Break has been captured. A joint disarmament operation conducted by the UPDF and police captured the wanted convict this morning in
Lokolikau Lochu, a resident of Katap village in Meriria parish,
Kotido North Division was arrested with an SMG riffle UG.POL. 56-5968030-40693
with 14 rounds of ammunition reportedly belonging to the Uganda Prisons
Lochu, the mastermind of the Moroto Prison Break has been
taken to the UPDF Third Division headquarters at Moroto town.
The 3RD Division Spokesperson, Captain Edwin
Mawanda confirms the arrest of Lochu saying he will be committed to the court
martial for trial.
The Mt. Moroto Police Spokesperson, AIP Michael Longole also
confirms that the joint forces recovered the gun from the mastermind and most
wanted man for the Moroto Prison Break.
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The arrest of Lochu brings to six the number of escapee
inmates who have been arrested with guns belonging to the Uganda Prisons Service.
According to police authorities, the joint operations have
so far recovered 6 out of the 14 guns raided from the Moroto Prison Armoury in
Since Monday this week when the forceful disarmament started,
the joint disarmament operations have recovered an unspecified number of guns
while at least five guns were voluntarily handed over by warriors to the UPDF.