Police hold body of Gen Sejusa’s brother
Posted Monday, November 4 2013 at 02:00
Sembabule- The Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Director, Ms Grace Akullo, yesterday stopped the handing over of the body of Gen David Sejusa’s brother to the relatives for burial until a second opinion on the cause of his death has been made.
This follows contradictions in the causes of the death of Dan Mutungi, a young brother of the self-exiled former intelligence coordinator, Gen Sejusa.
This is understood to have prompted for the latest police action, with one account saying Mutungi first attempted suicide by hanging himself with a rope but he failed.
It is alleged that he then turned to poison, which did not react faster than he wished prompting him to run to the valley dam at his father’s farm at Bweyale village in Lugusulu Sub County, Sembabule District where he drowned on Friday evening.
Deputy police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said Mutungi’s body has been transferred from Ssembabule District to Mulago National Referral Hospital for the postmortem.
“The CIID director wants a thorough investigation of the case.
Three senior pathologists have been assigned to carry out the postmortem to establish the cause of the death. We expect other tests on the body parts to be carried by our laboratory experts,” Mr Onyango said yesterday.
A medical doctor attached to Sembabule Health Centre IV, Herbert Tumusiime, had carried out a postmortem pointing to death to drowning and poison.
It is understood that the police have been ordered to carry out the second opinion to allay any political undertones that may arise as the case has been in several other mysterious deaths of political opponents or their relatives.
Gen Sejusa is said to have issued a statement saying his brother had been mentally tortured by the regime ever since he left the country adding that this “only gives me more resolve to ensure that we struggle to ensure our people live and die in dignity they deserve”.
Gen Sejusa’s father, Mr Simon Peter Rwajojo, attributed the death of Mutungi to the exile of his son Gen Sejusa.
“I am suffering a lot with no support because my son Gen Sejusa used to give me everything I and other family members needed in life,” Mr Rwajojo said.
Other family members were tight-lipped yesterday.
However, some family members claim that Mutungi, who was once on the Sembabule District Service Commission, was suffering from a mental illness.