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Death inquiry file registered in Amolatar after man dies 

(Last Updated On: 7 February 2024)

Amolatar | North Kyoga Regional Police say their territorial command at Amolatar Police station has registered a Death Enquiry File (DEF) 001/2024 following a suspected death by poisoning.

The incident was reported by Sam Olobo, 47. Olobo is the LC1 chairperson of Ali village, Muntu parish, Muntu sub-county in Amolatar district.

SP Jimmy Patrick Okema, the region’s PRO has confirmed, identifying the deceased as David Ogwal, 53. Ogwal was a peasant farmer and a resident of Ali village, Muntu parish, Muntu sub-county.

Police findings indicate that the incident might have occurred in Muntu Township in Amolatar district.

Part of the statement alleges that on January 31, 2024, at around 10:00 am, the deceased left his home and went to Muntu Township where he met up with Solomon Okema and Tony Ogwal.

Additional Police findings also indicate that at around 6:00 pm, Tonny Ogwal bought some porridge for Solomon Okema from Mary Auma. However, Okema refused the porridge and told Tonny Ogwal to serve it to Ogwal David.

However, upon Ogwal David taking the porridge, he allegedly complained that the millet porridge was sour.

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SP Okema, in a statement, said the following day on February 1, 2024, at around 7:00 am while at home, the deceased started complaining of stomach aches and vomiting, forcing the daughter, Phoebe Apili to take him to a clinic within their village.

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Later, he was referred in the afternoon to Amolatar Health Centre IV while the condition was worsening.

On February 4, 2024, at around 8:00 am, SP Okema said the deceased and the daughter allegedly escaped from the health facility and went home while his condition wasn’t still good.

At around 11:00 am, Ogwal is said to have passed on, said Okema.

According to the Police PRO, Apili informed the uncles who were concerned and reported to the LC1 chairperson who immediately reported the matter at Muntu Police Post.

“….Police responded to the scene, documented, collected samples for analysis while the body was recovered from his house and conveyed it to Amolatar HC IV pending postmortem examination.”

Three people have already been arrested to help with the investigation.

The regional Police have called for calmness and pledged to do all it takes to understand what exactly happened before charges are preferred on the suspects in custody.

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