Police in Serere has arrested four sisters suspected of murdering their 65-year-old biological father.
The arrested have been identified as Deborah Achumo, Ester Achom, Susan Ikwadi and Martha Akwango.
The deceased John Okure was a retired worker at Igola Research Station, Serere, and resident of Igora II village Okulonyo parish, Orio sub-county in Serere district.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said that the incident stemmed from the sisters believing that an evil spirit had taken possession of their father. They then decided to murder him on June 15.
“The facts gathered reveal that on the June 15, 2022, a one Martha Akwango returned from school while crying, after she got possessed by evil spirits. When she reached at their home, her three other female siblings, started praying over her, to cast away the demons that had attacked her,” Enanga said.
It is further alleged that during the prayers, the three sisters, while casting out demons from their younger sister, attacked their father inside the home they shared, and beat him to death.
It is further said that the siblings poked out both his eyes, which in their vision, was fired with evil spirit, and the cause of the demonic attacks on them.
The police mouthpiece described the attack as so violent adding that blood splatter was seemingly everywhere and both eyes poked out.
He added that the four siblings have since been arrested and pending court trial.