Members of the Amolatar District security committee are in shock after they discovered one of their own dead in his house on Friday morning.
Julius Martin Ongu, who has been the community liaison officer in the district, was last seen by his neighbours at the police barracks on Tuesday.
And it appears the police officer, who has been staying alone, died two days earlier as neighbours at the barracks were alarmed by an irritating smell. After breaking into his house, Ongu’s lifeless body was found lying on the floor.
Mr George William Wopuwa, the Amolatar Resident District Commissioner (RDC), confirmed the unfortunate incident.
“I met all security heads of the department including Ongu on Tuesday, he told me that if he does not attend another meeting scheduled for Thursday, he would have gone to bury his friend,” the RDC said.
The late Ongu’s friend Michael Orech was a retired community liaison officer who is among three people killed in a nasty road accident along Gulu-Kampala highway on Tuesday.
Mr Wopuwa said the departed senior police officer had a condition of high blood pressure, but could not conclude that he succumbed to it.
Mr Jacob Jaskol, the District Police Commander (DPC), who is only one day old in Amolatar after being posted there on Wednesday said the official position of the police will be made public after the postmortem.
“Right now we cannot issue any official information. This news has just come in. I am here at Amolatar Health Centre IV where the postmortem is being conducted and we shall issue the official report through the North Kyoga regional police spokesperson,” he told Daily Monitor via telephone on Friday.