Woman Arrested For Murdering Her Own Child

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Police in Nebbi are holding a woman suspected to have murdered her own daughter on August 13th. The woman, Leotisa Acan, is thought to have murdered her 4 year old daughter in a fit of madness. She was arrested on August 17th after being on the run for several days.

Police in Nebbi are holding a woman suspected to have murdered her own daughter on August 13th. The woman, Leotisa Acan, is thought to have murdered her 4 year old daughter in a fit of madness. She was arrested on August 17th after being on the run for several days.
 
The woman, who hails from Padolo parish, Jupazuba village in Erussi sub-county, was described by neighbours as occasionally suffering from seasonal madness.
 
She is said to have stabbed her daughter several times, most fatally in the spine and head. A postmortem report indicated the girl died almost instantly.
 
Dominic Oyirwoth, the area LC 1 chairperson, said the woman went on the run after the murder. He said she was on the run from residents who wanted to lynch her.

The OC, CID Nebbi Moses Byabagaye confirmed Acan’s arrest. He said that medical tests to ascertain Acan’s mental state would be carried out before any charges could be brought against her.

The DPC Nebbi  Maxwell Ogwal cautioned relatives of persons suspected to suffer mental illnesses against leaving minors in their care. Ogwal also expressed concern about rise in murder cases in the district. He, however, appealed to the community not to resort to mob justice but let the law handle law-breakers.