UCC Student Found Dead Inside his Room

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A female student and neighbor to the deceased told URN that she last saw the late on Friday at about 9:30 p.m. when he went to request for bathing water.

A student of Uganda College of Commerce in Soroti has been found dead inside his rented room at Ogasia cell in Northern Division. The deceased is 26-year-old Akimu Lukoma, a first year Diploma student of hotel and Institutional catering.
 
The deceased was last seen alive on campus on Friday while taking photographs on the eve of the Guild election campaigns. Abel Saverio Adubango, the principal Uganda College of Commerce Soroti confirms the death of the student.
 
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The atmosphere at the college was tense on Monday afternoon when news about the death of Lukoma filtered through. Ayub Waswa, the officer in charge of criminal investigations at Soroti police station says when they forced their way into the room they found the deceased half naked and lying on the stomach. Waswa says they have launched investigations to establish the cause of death of the student.

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A female student and neighbor to the deceased told URN that she last saw the late on Friday at about 9:30 p.m. when he went to request for bathing water. She says that at the time, the deceased looked fine and didn’t show any sign of illness. Betty Ewotu, the deceased’s landlady says she last saw Lukoma prior to Easter since he usually lives very early for lectures.
 
Ewotu says that she was shocked when five students stormed her premises on Monday at about 9:00 a.m. and asked her the whereabouts of Akimu. She says that despite the fact that she smelt a strange smell around her home, she took it for granted thinking it could have been coming from a dead cat or rat.
 

 

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Salume Among
Salume Among is the Mbale URN bureau chief. Among has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Among started her career in 2000 as a freelance writer for Etop newspaper before starting to write for its mother paper, The New Vision. She also wrote for the Vision Group's XFM radio station from 2008 until she left to join URN.

Among has a keen interest in local politics having been a youth representative in the Soroti variously between 1996 and 2010. Among also regularly reports on health, education, the environment and sports.