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Police Officer in Pader Shoots Self

Patrick Oloya, a Field Force Unit FFU personnel attached to Pader Central Police station ended his life at about 10pm. It is alleged that the deceased released the fatal shot after locking himself inside his house at the Police barracks.
Police in Pader district are investigating circumstances under which a constable shot himself dead on Thursday evening.

Patrick Oloya, a Field Force Unit (FFU) personnel attached to Pader Central Police station ended his life at about 10pm. It is alleged that the deceased released the fatal shot after locking himself inside his uni-port house at the Police barracks.

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River region police spokesperson, says the Police has recorded statements from family members to piece circumstances that could have led to Oloya's death.

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Okema, who described the incident as suicide, says investigation is yet to establish the motive of the shooting.

He urges all police officers to seek psycho-social support, counselling and rehabilitation, to find solutions to either personal or official challenges they are facing. 

Romeo Onek, the Pader District Police Commander, when contacted for details on the recent behaviour of the deceased officer, declined to comment saying it is a matter under investigation. 

The body has been handed over to the relatives of the deceased for burial preparations. The officer is said to have died due to over bleeding from a single gun shot wound.

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