March 4, 2024

Family asked to record statement after claiming body of unidentified person

By Denish Ongora (denish.ongora@vol.co.ug)

Kole

The family of Caesar Alaju and mortuary attendant will record a statement for the allegation of claiming unidentified body last night.
The North Kyoga Police spokesman, SP Jimmy Patrick Okema said the mortuary attendant has already made a statement for releasing the unidentified body at night.
Okema added that the family of Caesar Alaju will be made to record statements for claiming unidentified body at night and later found that it did not belong to their relative.
Okema noted that it’s against the law to claim a body that is not well identified at night from the mortuary.
He however said he will give a detailed report on the matter later today.
Last evening a body of a man was retrieved from Okole stream in Oyam district and relatives of Caesar Alaju, a former LCIII chairperson of Bala sub county who has disappeared from home thought he had committed suicide by drowning in the stream.
Later in the night, they sent some of their relatives to go and pick his body but when the body reached home they realized that they claimed a wronged body hence causing a lot of confusion.