Police boss, daughter poisoned to death


A 55-year-old senior police officer and his 15-year-old daughter have died after eating food suspected to have been laced with poison.

Assistant Superintendent of police Charles Ariko who was the head of the training department in greater Masaka and his daughter Rebecca Andiru were on Wednesday rushed to hospital in critical condition after eating the said food but later pronounced dead.

Sezibwa Region police spokesperson Lameck Kigozi, Ariko, a resident of Lugazi town council in Lugazi District died a few minutes after being admitted while Andiru died on spot and her body was taken to Kawolo hospital.

Ariko was formally working in Masaka, but had been suspended at the time of his death on allegations of misconduct pending police investigation.


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