Gulu Municipal Health Inspector Survives Lynching Over Dumped Body

The Gulu district health officer survived mob action over a body dumped at the gates of a non-functioning mortuary at Gulu Referral Hospital


Richard Nadru, the Gulu municipal health inspector on Saturday morning survived lynching from an angry people who accused him of negligence.

It all started when Nadru tried to stop hundreds of people from carrying the body of an accident victim that had been dumped by police from Amuru district at the gate of an out-of-function Gulu Regional Referral hospital mortuary.

The body of the unnamed accident victim was dumped Friday afternoon last week and was by midmorning still at the gate of the mortuary.

An angry mob armed with clubs grabbed Nadru from his motorcycle and started beating him accusing him of negligence.

It took the intervention of heavily armed policemen led by John Bosco Nyangkol, the officer in-charge of operations at Gulu Central police station to rescue Nadru from the mob.

Nadru who had sustained injuries was driven at breakneck speed to Gulu Central Police.

After the mob action, the police carried the body and vanished with it to an unknown location.

The Aswa river region police spokesperson, Patrick Jimmy Okema condemned the action of the policemen who dumped the body at the gate of the mortuary.

Amuru district has no mortuary. Bodies are ferried to Gulu Main Hospital, the 4th division army barracks or to St Mary`s Hospital Lacor in Gulu

At Attiak Health Centre IV in Attiak Sub County, Samuel Akera the chairperson Health management committee said sometimes patients, attendants share same room with corpses.

Michael Lakony, the Amuru district LCV chairperson said the district is considering renovating Attiak Health Centre IV from 300 million shillings earmarked for facility.