Police arrest two nurses over dumping body in swamp

KAMPALA. Two health workers of Fellowship Medical Centre in Matugga Town council, Waksio District are in custody for allegedly dumping dead patient’s body in a swamp.

Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, said the suspects (names withheld) have been arrested to explain circumstances under which, Ivan Tumukunde, who was a patient at their clinic was found lying dead at Kaguja swamp.

Police said Tumukunde, 32, was taken to the clinic on Wednesday evening feeling unwell but his relatives were shocked to be called that his body had been found in a swamp.

“The deceased was taken to the clinic by a relative because he was not feeling well. They left him there but they were shocked to receive information that he was lying dead in a swamp.

As police we have arrested two people to help us understand how Tumukunde left their clinic to go and die in a swamp,” Mr Owoyesigyire said.

Police said the state of the body showed he could have died from a clinic, wrapped in clothes and dumped in a swamp by clinical officers.

Mr Owoyesigyire said Tumukunde was also an enrolled nurse according to his relatives.

Locals and relatives became violent after seeing Tumukunde’s body and immediately marched to the clinic vowing to lynch the workers. Nevertheless, police intercepted before they could harm anyone.

“Violence erupted and police was there to calm down the situation. We immediately arrested two people who are staff they are currently in custody at Matugga police station. More three people including the owner of the clinic are still on the run,” Owoyesigyire said.

Police has since cordoned off the clinic as a crime scene to facilitate its investigations. Police said preliminary investigation indicate Tumukunde passed on in the night, wrapped in clothes and dumped in a swamp for the yet to be known motive.

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