Two suspects died under mysterious circumstance at the police station

Written by on January 6, 2022

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Residents of Bukedea district stormed Bukedea central police station with bodies of two suspects who are said to have died under mysterious circumstance during their detention at the station.

The Police fired bullets and teargas to disperse protestors.

The two dead suspects had been detained following the murder of one Francis Opolot of Kachumbala Sub County on Christmas Day.

The body of one of the suspects, Michael Ojakol was found hanging in the police cell last Saturday while the other, Joseph Okwalinga died on the same day upon arrival at Mbale regional referral hospital where he had been rushed for medical attention.

Bukedea LC5 chairperson, Moses Olemukan who secured a magistrate’s order for postmortem to be conducted told journalists that the autopsy report had showed that one of the deceased had torture marks, damaged kidneys and spleen while the other had a broken neck, broken spine and that they were both electrocuted.

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