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Police Investigate Death of Inmate in Gulu Main Prison

Philip Nkwarsibwe, a medical officer attached to Gulu Government Main Prison told police that the deceased was battling heart disease and Tuberculosis –TB and that he was previously admitted to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital on June 26th before being discharged on July 3rd.
David Ongom Mudong, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson and Colleague Displaying Recovered Gun -Photo by Jesse Johnson James


Police in Gulu are investigating the sudden death of a 28-year-old inmate at the Gulu Main Prison.

Ismail Oola who was on remand at the detention facility for alleged defilement died on July 9th.

Philip Nkwarsibwe, a medical officer attached to Gulu Government Main Prison told police that the deceased was battling heart disease and Tuberculosis –TB and that he was previously admitted to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital on June 26th before being discharged on July 3rd.

He says the condition of the deceased worsened yesterday, leading to his sudden death at 7:30pm at the detention facility where he was being held.

David Mudong Ongom, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson confirmed the incident saying the body of the deceased has been taken to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital Mortuary for postmortem.

According to Ongom, police investigators visited the scene and investigations  are ongoing under.