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Woman Dies as Police Arrest Husband for Defying Curfew

According to Edmond Egweu, a nephew to the Lay Reader, his uncle’s wife, Betty Asayo had been on medication after being diagnosed with liver complications and was improving.

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A Lay Reader in Kalaki District has lost his wife after he was arrested by the Police during curfew hours while rushing with medicine to save her life.

Francis Engwau, the Lay Reader at Gome Church of Uganda in Bululu Sub County lost his wife around 1:30 am while in cells at Kalaki Police Station. 

According to Edmond Egweu, a nephew to the Lay Reader, his uncle’s wife, Betty Asayo had been on medication after being diagnosed with liver complications.

 

However, she developed a complication at around 8:00 pm at home. He says that her husband hired a Boda- Boda cyclist to take her to the hospital.

Egweu explains that the husband preferred to take the wife at her parents’ home in Kadyia Village in Otuboi Sub County, after realizing that he had forgotten the wife's medicine and hospital book at home. 

 

“Since Otuboi is nearer to Lwala Hospital, we advised him to leave the wife here as he goes back to pick the hospital book and the children who were supposed to attend to her in the hospital," said the nephew.

"Unfortunately, uncle was arrested and detained by the police doing patrol in Kalaki Town for moving during curfew hours. We waited for him in vain until one of the Boda- Boda cyclists, who managed to escape from the police, came home and told us what had happened to uncle.”   

Egweu adds that they resorted to their local leaders for help but Asayo’s condition worsened and she died before her husband was released from Police cells.

Pascal Engwau, the interim Kalaki LCV Vice-Chairperson says he was called at night by Egweu but it was too late to save the deceased's life. He notes that it was an unfortunate incident in the district and asked police to streamline their operations.

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David Ongom Mudong, the East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman said he was not aware of the incident and promised to respond after making inquiries.