Police in Uganda have started investigating the death of a 22-year-old local football player who died after his teammates allegedly attacked him.
Last Saturday, Oct. 11, the dead man named as Churchill Owaci was reportedly attacked by his teammates in Lamwo District, Northern Uganda, after he made a mistake that led to a goal between the two local football teams during a friendly football match.
The deceased was a resident of the village of Tumanon A, in Lamwo District, Agoro Sub County. In the match between the two sides, all from Poba Parish, he played as a central defender.
According to the Agoro Sub County chairperson, Mr Denis Onyon, a bitter exchange ensued among the teammates after a goal was scored resulting from Owaci’s defensive blunder. They pounced on him, beating him up before they were separated.
“Investigations into the matter are ongoing and the suspects will be transferred to Lamwo Central Police Station from where they will be arraigned in court
“But later after the game, the deceased in a revenge act pushed one of the people that had earlier beaten him, from the bicycle which provoked another fight. The deceased collapsed a few metres away from the fight scene and was rushed to Agoro Health Centre III, where he was pronounced dead a few hours later,” he said.
The Aswa Regional Police Spokesperson, ASP Jimmy Patrick Okema, who confirmed the incident on Monday, October 12, said the murder case was registered under CRB 201/2020 at Agoro Police Post where the two suspects are currently being detained.
“Investigations into the matter are ongoing and the suspects will be transferred to Lamwo Central Police Station from where they will be arraigned in court,” he added.