AGAGO-UGANDA/ NEWSDAY: One man has died in Agago district in a bizarre race for alcohol where the winner was to get two litres of a local potent gin.
The Kuywee sub county LC III chairman, Moses Ben Ocan has confirmed the incident that occurred on Thursday at Lamit P7 school playground, and identified the deceased as Francis Ocan Odab, a resident of Pagoo village in Lamit parish.
It’s reported that a local business man identified as Bosco Ocan, organized the event.
According to Ocan, the winner of the race would get two litres of the local potent gin while the first and second runner up would be consoled with one litre each. Ocan says the participants who had been drinking in the organizer’s bar then embarked on the competition.
At the climax of the race the deceased collapsed and was later pronounced dead.
Upon receipt of the pronouncement of the death, Ocan, the organizer of the event first went into hiding but later handed himself over to authorities at Kalongo central police station.
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