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Pastor Commits Suicide in Agago

Denis Olweny, the Officer in Charge of Operations at Kalongo Police Station told URN in an interview on Tuesday that the deceased was first discovered by his brother who later alerted local leaders and the police. Olweny says preliminary reports indicate the deceased suffered depression.
A 45-year-old pastor has committed suicide in Kalongo Town Council, Agago District

Rev David Obwot, was found hanging on a noose tied to a mango tree trunk last evening, a distance from his home in Wangomuka village, Kalongo Town council. He was a pastor at Christian Evangelical Revival Church in Nimaro Zone, Kalongo Town Council.

Denis Olweny, the Officer in Charge of Operations at Kalongo Police Station told URN in an interview on  Tuesday that the deceased was first discovered by his brother who later alerted local leaders and the police.  Olweny says preliminary reports indicate the deceased suffered depression.

According to reports made by the deceased's brother at Kalongo Police station, several attempts to counsel him had failed as he battled depression and stress. It, however, remains unclear what could have caused the depression and stress, according to police.

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police spokesperson says a team of detectives visited the scene and extracted statements before handing over the body to his relatives for burial. A case of death by suicide has been registered at Kalongo Police station.

Early this month, a 32-year-old farmer in Kilak village, in Omiya Pacwa sub-county, Agago district committed suicide after ingesting poisonous chemicals. More than 10 cases of suicide have been reported from various areas in Acholi Sub-region mostly during the COVID-19 lockdown instituted by the government to forestall the spread of COVID-19.    

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