No autopsy report of Ugandan official found dead at Amsterdam airport, family puzzled

Published by Daily Monitor
On 30 October 2016 saa 02:18
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Government returned his body last night.

The family of the fallen former commissioner in charge of agro chemicals in the Ministry of Agriculture Michael Odong is still puzzled as to what killed him.

While addressing mourners at Our lady of Africa Church in Mbuya, Dr Ben Watmon on Saturday, the younger brother of the 53-year commissioner who was found dead in Schiphol Airport on Sunday said when he received his remains on Friday night at Entebbe airport, he was given an envelope which contained documents that were written in Dutch without the autopsy report.

"As a family, we have received our brother but we do not know what killed him. Yesterday i received his body at the airport, but we do not have the autopsy report," Dr Watmon told the mourners on Saturday.

Last Monday, news broke out about the death of the commissioner whose body was found at the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam at about 4pm as he waited for a connecting flight to Geneva where he was scheduled to attend a workshop on the regulation of chemical use in agriculture.

The Commissioner Crop Resources at the Ministry, Okasai Opolot, the Netherlands Embassy in Kampala told Daily Monitor recently that Odong’s postmortem results in Netherlands indicated that he died of natural causes.

The 53-year-old commissioner on Sunday travelled to Switzerland using a KLM flight that was connecting through the airport where his body was found by the Police.

When contacted, Lukiya Otema, the KLM Country manager they are not allowed to discuss customer information with third parties otherwise their license could be revoked.

After the mass, Odong’s body will be taken to Kawanda for an overnight vigil before being taken to Gulu, his home district for burial on Monday.

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The requiem mass of the late Micheal Odong, the former assistant Commissioner in charge of agro-chemicals is underway at at Mbuya Catholic Church.