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22-year-old footballer dies after he was assaulted by teammates over poor defending

Aswa regional police spokesperson Jimmy Patrick Okema

Police in Uganda has commenced investigation into the dying of a 22-year-old native soccer participant who died after he was reportedly assaulted by his teammates.

The deceased recognized as Churchill Owaci was allegedly assaulted by his teammates in Lamwo District, Northern Uganda, final Saturday Oct. 11, after he made an error that led to a purpose throughout a pleasant soccer match between the 2 native soccer groups.

The deceased was a resident of Tumanon A village, Agoro Sub County in Lamwo District. He was enjoying as a central defender in a match between the 2 groups all from Poba Parish.

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In accordance with the Agoro Sub County chairperson, Mr Denis Onyon, a bitter change ensued among the many teammates after a purpose was scored ensuing from Owaci’s defensive blunder. They pounced on him, beating him up earlier than they had been separated.

“However later after the sport, the deceased in a revenge act pushed one of many folks that had earlier overwhelmed him, from the bicycle which provoked one other combat. The deceased collapsed just a few metres away from the combat scene and was rushed to Agoro Well being Centre III, the place he was pronounced lifeless just a few hours later,” he stated.

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The Aswa Regional Police Spokesperson, ASP Jimmy Patrick Okema, who confirmed the incident on Monday, October 12, stated the homicide case was registered below CRB 201/2020 at Agoro Police Submit the place the 2 suspects are at present being detained.

“Investigations into the matter are ongoing and the suspects will likely be transferred to Lamwo Central Police Station from the place they are going to be arraigned in courtroom,” he added.

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