The family of the late Hajji Akabr Adoko Nekyon has distanced themselves from the letter circulated on the social media urging police to investigate allegations that the old man’s death could have been a result of a homicide.
Nekyon died on Friday 4th May 2018 while the letter was written by Makmot, Kibwanga and Company Advocates addressed to the Director of Criminal Investigations, Grace Akulo, asking her to launch an investigation into the death of Mzee Nekyon.
In his letter, the lawyer said that before his death, Nekyon spent 6 days staying at the Sheraton Hotel, where he died from.
“The family disassociates 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 Uganda Police to investigate any possible homicide in the death of Hajji Nokyen,” reads part of the letter dated Friday 11,2018.
The letter says the late Hajji Akbar Nekyon had been indisposed for some time. He suffered a stroke on March18, 2018 and was admitted at Florence Nightingale, Apac district from where he was relocated and admitted at Nsambya Hospital on March 19, 2018. He was discharged on 18th April 2018 and died on 4th May 2018 at his home in Nsambya,” reads the release.
The letter says the family is not involved in any squabbles for the property of Hajj Akbar Nekyon and that the contents of the said letter to the police smacks of malice, ill will, and derision. “It is regrettable and extremely unfortunate,” the letter reads in part.
The letter was written by Engema Maitum on belf of Nekyon family.