The cause of his death still remains unclear but Watmon says that they suspect that the deceased was poisoned because he had earlier in the day eaten pork at a local restaurants in Awach Trading Centre and shortly started complaining of the pain.
The newly elected LC3 chairperson for Awach Sub County
in Gulu district has died mysteriously.
Fred Oteka, 41, died on Monday night at around 9:00
p.m at Awach Health Centre IV where he had been admitted complaining of
Richard Watmon the Paibona Sub County LC3 Chairperson and former
Speaker for Awach Sub County confirmed to URN on Tuesday morning that Oteka was
admitted at the hospital on Monday afternoon where he later died from.
The cause of his death still remains unclear but
Watmon says they suspect the deceased was poisoned because he had earlier
in the day eaten pork from one of the local restaurants within Awach Trading
Centre and shortly started complaining of the pain.
Shanon Otika, the incumbent LC3 Chairperson for Awach
Sub County said that the death has shocked them since the deceased had no signs
of illness or even complications.
He added that the body was on Tuesday morning brought
to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital for a post-mortem to ascertain the cause of
Oteka who was also a businessman at Awach Trading
Centre contested as an independent candidate and beat four other candidates to
attain chairmanship seat in the just concluded general elections.
The others are
Isaac Ojok, Ivan Anywar, Geoffrey Ojara and Christopher Kalokoya.
Emmy Daniel Ojara is a young journalist and has been practicing since 2013, during which he covered land rights violation in the contested Apaa and Lakang in Amuru as his first take ups while at Gulu Fm, Favor Fm and later Paidha Fm and Speak Fm where he is still attached.
Human rights abuses and denied access to land by security and government agencies has been the major aftermath of the contest over the lands. The underprivileged such as women, children and the elderly faced challenges in accessing soc