Uganda: Four UPDF Officers Arrested Over Colleague's Death

2 December 2019

Four Uganda People's Defence Forces [UPDF] officers attached to Magamaga Cantonment barracks have been arrested in connection with the death of their colleague.

The quartet's arrest comes after the body of Lance Corporal RA 218630 Joel Cherukut, 35, who was on course at the College of Logistics and Engineering [COLE], Magamaga barracks was found dead near a railway line in Magamaga Town Council in Mayuge District with his right arm missing.

The Busoga East Police Spokesperson, Mr James Mubi, on Monday confirmed the arrest of the suspects.

"We visited the scene on Sunday and arrested four UPDF officers attached to Magamaga Cantonment to help us in investigations following the mysterious death of their colleague," he said.

According to Mr Mubi, the deceased was on Saturday in the company of the suspects at Forest bar and later on at Mama Kawala's bar in Magamaga Town Council.

"The deceased body has been taken to Mulago hospital city mortuary for post-mortem to establish what could have caused his death. A death enquiry file has been opened up as investigations continue," he said.

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