By John Ogulei
Police in the Eastern District of Serere have arrested and detained a man for allegedly setting his house a blaze that led to the death of his Three year old son.
The suspect has been identified as 37 year old Mutoto Francis.
According to ASP Ageca Oscar Gregory, the Police Spokesperson East Kyoga, the incident happened on 29/7/2021 at around 0100hrs at Madoc village, Agule Parish, Bugondo Sub county in Serere district.
He says that, Mutoto in drunken unconsciousness set a dwelling house ablaze where his four family members were sleeping.
He notes that the said act led to burning of the house resulting in the death of his son Olinga a male aged 3 yrs who died at serere health center IV.
He added that the other three family sustained minor injuries.
“The Police at Serere quickly responded to the Crime scene where they arrested the suspect, took the body of the male junior for postmortem and rushed the other victims for medical attention,” Ageca Added.
He has thus informed the public that acts of gross negligence occasioning wanton disregard of the law shall lead to Swift arrest and arraignment before the courts of law warning that individuals who have substance abuse disorders should seek help to avoid wrecking havoc on society and their families.