Body of Ugandan yet to be sent home

DUBAI — The Ugandan community in Dubai has been unable to repatriate the body of a compatriot, who was killed while trying to flee during a police raid a month ago.


Amira Agarib

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Published: Fri 2 Feb 2007, 9:21 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:25 AM

The relatives of the deceased said they had been trying, in vain, to send his body back to his country.

Twaha Ssentogo, alias Madilu, had overstayed his visa for seven months when the police raided the building he was staying in. On seeing the police, he jumped from the third floor flat of the Deira building, and died soon after he fell on the pavement.

One of his relatives told Khaleej Times they had submitted all required documents necessary for the repatriation of Madilu's body but the concerned authorities were yet to initiate action. He said they had also submitted letters from Uganda's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ugandan Embassy in Riyadh, which is responsible for the whole Gulf region. "A passport of the deceased was handed over to the police," he added.

When contacted, a police officer from the Naif police station, where the case was registered, said they were still waiting for the departments concerned — the CID and Dubai Public Prosecution — to complete their formalities.

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