Drunken Moroto Secondary School Teacher Found Dead in Sironko Lodge

By Our Reporter




A secondary school teacher from Moroto District in Karamoja Sub-region has been found dead at Wodada lodge in Sironko Town Council, Sironko District.


Police said Moses Lokerith Santos, 39, a teacher and resident of Lorengedwat Village in Moroto District checked into the lodge in January. He was found dead by a manager of the lodge, Ms Juliet Buhule on Tuesday, 28th February, 2023.


The body was found lying on the bed with no injuries, according to police. The deceased had stayed in the lodge for the last one month.


The Elgon regional police spokesperson, Mr Rogers Taitika, said that they have started investigations to ascertain the cause of the teacher’s death.


“We are investigating the sudden death of a secondary school teacher, who died in Wodada lodge in Sironko Town Council. The postmortem report will guide us more,”Mr Taitika said.


Ms Buhule, a manager at Wodada lodge reportedly told police in her statement that the deceased hired a room for a month and paid the money.


According to Mr Taitika, Ms Buhule told investigating officers that the deceased would leave every morning and return drunk, which happened for the entire month.


The deceased had also requested the lodge manager to allow him stay for one more month and pay up the money at the end of March, a request he was granted.


The scene was visited by teams of detectives from the homicide desk and the district scene of crime officers to gather evidence. They recovered some exhibits in the room which included a national identity card, academic documents i.e. UCE and UACE certificates, work [school] identity card and a Covid-19 vaccination card.


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