Lira City Clerk perishes in road accident

Lira City, May 27, 2024 – Lira City Clerk has perished in a road crash along Lira – Aduku road in Akalo Sub-county in Kole district. Theophilus Tibihika died while driving his private car Reg No UAM 450V.

According to a report from the North Kyoga Regional Police Spokesperson, Jimmy Patrick Okema, Tibihika died because the vehicle lost control and overturned several times.

Okema said that reports on the ground indicate that the deceased was running at an excessive speed.

“It’s alleged that Mr Tibihika Theophilus on 27th May 2024 at around 0200 hours lost control while driving himself in a motor vehicle and allegedly overturned several times killing him instantly, cause of the accident is yet to be established, though preliminary findings indicate he could have been overspeeding,” Okema said.

Okema said that investigation is ongoing to determine the circumstances that caused a single fatal accident.

“The territorial command in North Kyoga Region led by the Regional Traffic Officer are closely investigating single fatal accident involving motor vehicle which was being driven by Mr Tibihika Theophilus after getting involved in an accident,” Okema said.

He however appealed to the road users to follow the road signage, laws and its regulations to help minimize road crashes.

“We appeal to road users to be extra careful and observed road safety rules and regulations so that road crashes are reduced,” he appealed.

Meanwhile Lira City Education Officer, Dr Jasper Abura described Monday morning as a sad one because of the demise of the City Clerk saying they were together for a function two days ago at Adyel Primary School.

“It is a very sad moment for us to lose him, though we were together for a meeting on Friday 24th May 2024 in Adyel Primary School,” said Abura.

Tibihika was posted to Lira City last year in 2023 as a City Clerk.

Tibihika’s body was taken to Lira Regional Referral Hospital for a postmortem.

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