Grief and anger gripped Orwadi Cell, Orwadai Ward in West Division, Soroti City, following the mysterious death of a traditional healer.
Charles Ekimu was on Tuesday morning found dead in his girlfriend’s bed room.
According to residents, Ekimu had been sighted on Monday going about his normal duties and they wondered how he died suddenly.
As a result, the residents pointed accusing fingers at the deceased’s girlfriend.
The angry residents attempted to stone the deceased’s girlfriend but they were restrained by the former Katakwi deputy resident district commissioner, Mr Vincent Enomu, a close relative of the deceased. Police arrived shortly at the scene and took away the suspect.
According to Mr Enomu, it was unlawful to lay hands on a suspect since there was no evidence that she killed the deceased.
The body was taken to Nakatunya mortuary for a post-mortem.
By press time, the possible cause of death had not been established.
“We went to the scene to rescue the situation, as investigations go on, we shall give proper information based on the results from the post-mortem,” Mr Oscar Ageca, the acting police spokesperson in East Kyoga region, said.
The deceased has been treating patients with different ailments such as epilepsy and reproductive problems using herbal medicine at his home in Orwadai.
Mr Stanley Ojelel, a brother of the deceased, said the police report would inform their next plan of action.