Adjumani CAO Found Dead Inside her House

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He says their preliminary investigations show that, the CAO could have been killed on Friday night but her neighbors learnt of the death on Sunday morning because of the stench from her decomposing body and flies around the house.

Aswa region police are investigating circumstances leading to the death of Lilian Padusia, the Adjumani Assistant Chief Administrative Officer. Padusia was found dead inside her house at Kirombe village in Layibi division in Gulu town on Sunday morning.
 

The deceased has also been a student at Gulu University. Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa Regional Police spokesperson says they suspect that, Padusia was hit on the head with a blunt object.
 
 
He says their preliminary investigations show that, the CAO could have been killed on Friday night but her neighbors learnt of the death on Sunday morning because of the stench from her decomposing body and flies around the house.
 
 
Okema says that, the deceased's body was taken to the UPDF 4th division barrack for further investigation. He says they are seeking to interview the husband of the deceased to establish whether the couple was involved in any domestic disagreement.
 

Nixon Oule, Adjumani district LC V chairperson has described the death of Padusia as unfortunate saying she was very hardworking person. Oule says they got the shocking news of the death of their staff during the International Women's day celebrations. 

According to Oule, the deceased has just been promoted to the position of an assistant CAO following her hard work as a sub county chief. 
 

 

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Alex Otto
“Journalism that changes lives is my goal,” Alex Otto has said on more than one occasion. That is his career’s guiding principle. Has been since he was a radio journalist in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu in 2009.

Otto passionately believes his journalism should bring to the fore the voices of the voiceless like the shooting victims of Apaa. Otto tries in his journalism to ask tough questions to those in positions of authority.

Based in the Kampala bureau, Otto is especially interested in covering agriculture, politics, education, human rights, crime, environment and business. He has reported intensively on the post-conflict situation in northern Uganda.

A URN staff member since 2014, Otto previously worked with The Observer Newspaper from 2012 to 2013 and later the Institute for War and Peace Reporting IWPR based in Gulu.

He was the URN Gulu bureau chief 2014-2016.