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Police Stuck With Body of Italian National

According to highly placed sources, the Italian Embassy told police that Benni’s relatives have requested Police pathologist and Head of Medical services, Dr. Moses Byaruhanga and his team not to conduct a postmortem in their absence.
Deputy KMP Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, a recent press conference
Police pathologists are stuck with the body of Pierluigi Ruiliano Benni, an Italian national believed to have committed suicide on Sunday night.

The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire says Benni allegedly shot himself to death at the home of Lucas Bally in Bulago Islands.       

He was a resident of Bulago islands at the home of Lucas Bally a Swiss by nationality and a businessman living in Kampala with property at Bulago where the deceased had been accommodated,” Owoyesigyire said. 

He said to have used a private licensed star pistol serial number UG IND T1102-06A01087 00241 to take his own life. Police are yet to establish the reason behind Benni’s decision to take his life. 

Benni, who held dual citizenship, held both a Ugandan passport number B1454904 and Italian passport number YA3489465. Owoyesigyire says scene of crime officers visited the scene and picked exhibits that could be vital in their investigations.  

According to highly placed sources, the Italian Embassy told police that Benni’s relatives have requested Police pathologist and Head of Medical services, Dr. Moses Byaruhanga and his team not to conduct a postmortem in their absence.

“His body is still at Mulago hospital mortuary and the postmortem hasn’t been done. Officials from the Embassy [Italian] said Benni’s relatives are coming and they want the postmortem to be done in their presence. We are still waiting for them,” a source said. 

Police says the postmortem that will be done upon the arrival of Benni’s relatives will also provide useful clues on his death. This isn’t the first time a foreign national is committing suicide in Uganda. 

  

In September last year, an Indian national, Devana Gireesh allegedly committed suicide in his hotel room in Mubende district after losing company funds to betting. Gireesh, 23, was salesman at Navis Distillers Company based in Kawempe division in Kampala.   

 Preliminary investigations revealed that Gireesh had staked Shillings 50 million in betting and lost. Gireesh’s body was discovered by an attendant at Travellers Hotel in Mubende town.