Family, Security clash over Gen. Lokech postmortem

Gen Paul Lokech is dead

Security and the family of the late Maj. Gen. Paul Lokech have held a crisis meeting at his home in Kira, Namugongo to plan for his burial.

The meeting was attended by the Police Operations Director Edward Ochom, Crime Intelligence Director Chris Ddamulira, Lt. Gen. Charles Angina, among others.

Although the deceased’s family had hesitated to do the postmortem on grounds that Lokech died a natural death, security insisted that a postmortem must be done.

As a result, they ordered a police ambulance which transferred his body to Mulago.

Meanwhile, the meeting has also decided that the burial takes place on Thursday. Also, on Tuesday, a requiem service will be held at his new home in Kira, Namugongo, Kira Municipality, in Wakiso district.

IGP Okoth Ochola, Minister Beatrice Anywar, Chief Justice Owiny Dollo, and other UPDF and top Police bigwigs were among the mourners who joined later on.

A source that attended the meeting told New Vision that they have decided to delay his burial to enable a thorough and conclusive autopsy on his body.

He will be buried in Pader district.

Also, important to note is that Lokech has spent less than four months in his new home, having shifted from his old home in Kirinnya-Bweyogerere.

Additional reporting by New Vision

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