Police spokesperson Fred Enanga has said that their task teams are actively investigating the death of Frank Senteza, a private bodyguard of presidential candidate Hon. Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu who succumbed to injuries yesterday following an accident.
Enanga however says that they have faced a setback in their investigations after the victim was today buried at their ancestral home along Villa road, in Kalungu District, without being examined on post mortem.
In a statement issued this evening, Enanga said that yesterday the body of the victim was released with post mortem forms by Rubaga Hospital to close relatives and NUP members for them to transfer the body to Mulago City Mortuary for post-mortem analysis.
“Unfortunately, they diverted the Ambulance and the body of the victim to the NUP offices in Kamwokya, where a vigil was held. The body was thereafter, transferred to the deceased’s ancestral home in Kalungu Villa Road, for burial.
Several engagements with the family including Major General Elly Kayanja, granted permission for a post mortem examination to be carried out in Masaka. Our team of pathologists flew by chopper to Masaka to conduct a joint postmortem analysis with family doctors, to help classify the cause of death and the nature of injuries,” said Enanga.
Despite clearance from the family, Enanga revealed that several NUP supporters who were aggressive at the burial site blocked police efforts to have the body of the deceased examined by a joint team of medical experts.
He said that they proceeded to bury the victim, without postmortem examination.
“We have now started the process of obtaining a court order to exhume the body of the victim for post mortem analysis, to classify the cause of death and the nature of injuries. The initiative is also a great opportunity for our task teams of investigators to make sure all the different parts of the investigations are completed,” he said.