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Horror as SPC sets self ablaze in Kanungu

Kigezi Regional Police spokesperson Elly Maate


Horror as SPC sets self ablaze in Kanungu

Police in Kanungu have commenced investigations into circumstances under which a newly recruited SPC committed suicide by allegedly setting himself ablaze.

Elly Maate the Kigezi Regional police spokesperson identified the deceased is one Abeireho Lovis a resident of Nyakatare cell western ward Kanungu town council / district.

According to Maate, it is alleged that on the 13/02/2021 the deceased developed family problems with the wife, which forced her to throw him out of the house they were living in since it was hers.

On the 16/02/2021 at around 06:00 hrs near the home, he poured petrol and set himself ablaze.

Neighbors tried to save him and rushed his burnt body to Katate health centre IV and was in the evening referred to Mbarara hospital but succumbed to the injuries on their way around Kambuga.

Maate further explains that since Abeireho’s parents were formally residents of Rukiga district but migrated to Kyegegwa district in Tooro, the ambulance directly conveyed the body to Kyegegwa where postmortem will be done from. Kanungu SD 13/16/02/2021 refers.

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