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Suspected Illegal Charcoal Dealer Drowns in River Aswa

According to Watmon, Senyojo’s colleagues immediately started for him with the help of local leaders, community and the police in vain until his body surfaced on Monday morning with bruises on the deceased’s nose.
Denise Senyonjo's national Identity Card
A suspected illegal charcoal dealer has drowned in River Aswa in Gulu District.  The deceased is Denise Senyonjo, a resident of Kalungi Village in Nakasongola District. Richard Watmon, the interim Chairman of Paibona Sub –County in Gulu district told URN in an interview that the deceased left his colleagues to go and bath on the shores of River Aswa on Sunday evening his morning shift.  

He, however, says that his colleagues waited for him to return to the campsite in vain. They immediately rushed to check what had happened only to find his clothes and sandals onshore. According to Watmon, Senyojo’s colleagues immediately started for him with the help of local leaders, community and the police in vain until his body surfaced on Monday morning with bruises on the deceased’s nose.    

Grace Pande, the Officer in Charge of the Criminal Investigations Department at Gulu Central Police Station, says the deceased’s body was found about 50 meters from the shores of the river.  He says the deceased’s relatives took the body to Nakasongola for burial without postmortem.

  Senyonjo was reportedly taken to Lalaro Village, Ayweri Parish, Paibona Sub -County in Gulu district together with seven others in January this year by a charcoal dealer identified as Patrick Seliato from Nakasongola district.