By Jimmy Komakech

A suspected thief has killed himself in police custody in Amuru district after he was arrested over the theft of 2.8-million shillings and a smart phone worth 1-million shillings.

Patrick Okema, the police spokesperson for Aswa region confirms the incident saying, there was a suspect in the names of Amabayo Isaac who was charged of theft of 2.8 million shillings and a smart phone valued at 1 million shillings from some lady called Maureen on the 26th of December last year in Elegu town council.

Okema says the report came to police on 28th and on the 29th the suspect was apprehended by on the following day he was discovered hanging in the police cells.

So he died and this sudden death by suicide was immediately handled. The police then sent their team to understand more on how he committed suicide in the cells.

The team from professional standard unit also went to Elegu regional CID and the body was then taken to the regional referral mortuary where postmortem was done.

It was confirmed that he died by hanging himself, and the body was then handed over to his relatives for burial.END.