Richard Mugabi, the head teacher of St. Pius boy's school, says that Azalwa didn't show up at the school on August 05, 2022, without notifying his immediate supervisors.
Residents converge outside the deceased's house.
Jimmy Azalwa, a primary five teacher at St. Pius
boy's school, who was reported missing on Friday last week has been found dead in his house in Lubanga zone in Northern division, in Kamuli municipality. Police retrieved the decomposing body on Wednesday morning after neighbors realized a bad odor from his premises.
Azalwa's lifeless body was found lying half-naked beside his
phone. Police conveyed the body to Kamuli general hospital mortuary awaiting
postmortem. Richard Mugabi, the head teacher of St. Pius boy's school, says that Azalwa didn't show up at the school on August 05, 2022, without notifying his immediate supervisors.
"His calls went unanswered
throughout 05th, August, prompting us to assign one of our staff to look for him only to find the house under lock and key," he said. Mugabi says that they alerted police authorities to track him down
after noticing that, Azalwa's phone had been switched off for close to 48
Hassan Musene, a resident of the area says that Azalwa has been a reserved
person and his immediate neighbors were never suspicious about his whereabouts.
"Azalwa departs in the morning, returns late in the night, and at times
travels to unknown destinations without alerting us. We only noticed that he
was missing when his colleagues made impromptu stopovers at his house on August 6th
and 7th," he said.
The Busoga North Region police spokesperson, Michael Kasadha says that Azalwa is suspected to have suffocated to death because of the poor
ventilation of his house. He says that inquiries into the
matter are underway.