Man Drinks Self to Death

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A man who had been drinking for three days straight in Palenga Village, Gulu district, has been found dead in his house. His body was discovered by concerned neighbours.

A man who had been drinking for three days straight in Palenga Village, Gulu district, has been found dead in his house.
 
Venacio Odoch Okello (38) was found dead in his house by concerned neighbours.
 
Residents said that Okello had developed the habit of beginning celebrations of public holidays two days before.
 
A friend of the deceased Onyutta said that Okello had been drinking alcohol in sachets for three days. 
 
Onyutta said that he pleaded with Okello to reduce on his alcohol intake. He managed to convince him to have a meal of posho and beans at a restaurant in Palenga trading centre.
 
This was on Wednesday, Uganda's Independence Day, October 9. He tried to talk Okello into taking a break from drinking on that day but Okello ignored him.
 
Patrick Jimmy Okema, the police spokesperson for Aswa region, said it was important for residents to avoid alcohol abuse and concentrate on developmental projects.