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UGANDA: Family denies homicide in ex-minister Nekyon death

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KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – The family of former Minister of Tourism and first president of the National Association for the Advancement of Muslims (NAAM), Akbar Adoko Nyekon, has dismissed as untrue reports claiming it asked police to probe his death.

According to reports, some of the family members in a letter dated May 8, through lawyers from Makmot Kibwanga and company advocates wrote to the Director Criminal Investigations Department to report a potential homicide in the death of the late Nekyon.

“The late Haji Akbar Adoko Nekyon died under mysterious circumstances from a hotel room in the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala and was falsely stated that he had died from Nsambya hospital,” the alleged letter says.

“All the time of his life was guarded by at least two police officers and that one officer called Ogwang Jimmy is under arrest and detained in a secret place.”

Nekyon’s family reportedly alleged that since his death, those who lived with him including a ten year old boy have been “harassed”, “trailed” and “threatened”.

“In the premise, we seek to interest you to open an investigation into the late Nekyon’s death.”

Family denies

On Friday, Engena Maitum who now heads the family said the alleged letter has left them distressed.

“The family disassociate itself from the letter and its contents and wish to inform the general public that none of the family members instructed Makmot, Kibwanga and Company Advocates to file a complaint to police to investigate possible homicide in the death of Hajji Nekyon.”

The family said the late has been indisposed for sometime

It said he suffered stroke on March 18 and was admitted to Florence Nightingale hospital in Apac district before being relocated to Nsambya hospital in Kampala.

“The family is not involved in any squabbles for the property of Hajji Akbar Nekyon and the contents of the letter attributed to the family, to say the least, smacks malice, ill will and derision,” the family says.

“It is regrettable and extremely unfortunate.”

—— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: May 12, 2018 at 11:46AM

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