Thursday May 24 2018

Police officer found dead in latrine

The deceased, Cadet ASP Laban Tukamureeba 36.

The deceased, Cadet ASP Laban Tukamureeba 36. Courtesy photo 

By JULIUS OCUNGI

GULU.

The police in Gulu district have begun investigating the mysterious death of their own officer who was found dead in a latrine in Layibi division, Gulu Municipality.

Cadet ASP Laban Tukamureeba 36, the officer in charge of Gulu Main Bus Park police post was found dead by his colleagues on Thursday afternoon at Layibi Division community policing police post where he was staying.

The Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson Jimmy Patrick Okema confirmed the incident to Daily Monitor in an interview adding that the deceased body was found lying on the latrine’s concrete floor.

He said that the deceased who hails from Rukungiri district had reportedly gone to shower before going to the latrine.

Mr Okema said a bucket full of water the deceased had gone with was found in the bathroom a few distance from where his body was discovered.

He noted that the deceased's body has been taken to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital Morgue pending a post mortem.

“We shall give more details of what could have killed the police officer after the post mortem results are released,” Mr Okema said.

A police officer who refused to be quoted since he is not authorized to speak to the press said the deceased could have died after he collapsed from the latrine. 

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