Police Officer Found Dead in Hut

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A police officer has been found dead in Hoima police barracks.

A police officer has been found dead in Hoima police barracks.
 
Police Constable Moses Lokuti, attached to Field Force Unit-FFU Hoima was found dead by colleagues in his hurt on Wednesday morning.
 
The body had started decomposing.
 
Lydia Tumushabe, the Midwestern regional police spokesperson says the colleagues discovered the body when they had gone to check on him after they had not seen him for some time. Tumushabe suspects Lokuti in his 40s to have died on Sunday night.
 
One of his colleagues, who preferred anonymity, because he is not supposed to talk to journalists, says he last saw him on Friday night when they were together at Bobiz drinking joint. The colleague says his death has shocked him, as he looked healthy at the time.
 
Quoting a post-mortem report, Lydia Tumushabe revealed that Lokuti died a natural death.
 
Arrangements were also underway to take body home for burial in Karamoja district.
 
This is the second death in Hoima police barracks in less than two weeks. Early this month a two year old child suffocated to death in one of the impounded cars at the police barracks.
 
On New Year’s Eve a police officer in the neighbouring Kibaale district hang himself in his bedroom at Kibaale police barracks.