City 5 Waragi Death Toll Rises to 16 with four people arrested.

todayAugust 23, 2022

By John Dibaba.

Four suspects are in police custody in connection to the death of 12 people after taking City 5, a local Pineapple Flavored potent gin packaged in Arua city. Several other people are hospitalized for suspected poisoning after taking the same gin.

Police released on bond the fourth suspect, Godfrey Norman who owns a Kiosk in Madi Okollo district from where one of those who died drank the waragi. Josephine Angucia, West Nile region police spokesperson, says that the suspects are in custody at Arua Central Police station as investigations continue.
Swaib Toko, Madi Okollo Resident District Commissioner, says that they have embarked on an operation to confiscate the gin from the shops within the district.

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