Crime

Police in Budaka probe death of 18-year-old

Bukedi North Police Spokesperson, ASP Alaso Immaculate (Photo/Courtesy)

BUDAKA, UGANDA: Police in Budaka district has opened inquiries into the death of Nakirya Sylvia, an 18-year-old female adult and a resident of Namaja II village, Naboa Town Council in Budaka District.

According to Bukedi North Police spokesperson ASP Alaso Immaculate, the deceased reportedly left home on November 15, 2021, at an unknown time and without informing anyone, for a dance at the home of Mr. Kamba George where there was a party and never came back until November 16, 2021, when some residents of the said village received information about a dead body of a young girl seen in the garden at around 8:00 pm.

”It’s alleged that the deceased left home to the neighborhood at an unknown time and without informing anyone on November 15, 2021, for a dance at the home of Mr Kamba George where there was a party. She never came back until 16/11/2021 at around 2200 hrs when we received information from the LC 1 chairman who was also informed by some locals about a dead body of a young girl seen in a garden,” ASP Alaso said.

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Alaso further explained that police disembarked a team of Scenes of crime investigators led by Deputy CID, Budaka, and documented the scene where critical materials of evidential value were picked adding that the body was half-dressed with no external injuries.

”We disembarked our team of Scenes of crime investigators led by Deputy CID, Budaka, and documented the scene where critical materials of evidential value were picked. However, the body was half-dressed with no external injuries,” Alaso added.

The body was conveyed to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital Mortuary for post-mortem analysis and examination as in-depth investigations continue.

ASP Alaso called upon the public to be vigilant and avoid moving out alone in dead hours of the night. She also advised the public to observe the curfew provisions and timings as earlier guided by the President of Uganda.

”We continue to call upon the public for vigilance, avoid moving out alone in dead hours of the night and observe the curfew provisions and timings which President Yoweri Museveni laid as measures to contain the spread of Covid19 pandemic,” she cautioned.


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