Suspect collapses in Mbale court, dies

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A suspect collapsed and died in High Court holding cells in Mbale District in eastern Uganda.

Daily Monitor reported that the victim is Simon Mayuya, 54, a resident of Mutimba village Buyobo Sub County in Sironko District.

He collapsed Monday and died moments before he was rushed to hospital.

Mayuya had been remanded to Maluku prisons for six months on charges of attempted murder.

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He was accused of trying to kill his cousin who had employed him as a truck driver.

Mayuya’s lawyer, David Moli, told the newspaper that his client had been suffering from a spinal fracture, which he sustained in a car accident before he was arrested and remanded to prison.

He died on the day they were supposed to be in the courtroom for bail application.

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