The remains of a local musician who drowned in River Pager in Kitgum over a year ago, have reportedly been recovered. Francis Komakec, who was known by his stage name, Huni Bizzo Man in his late 20’s, is said to have drowned on September 8th, 2020 while swimming across Pager River to get to his home in Tumanguu Village in Labongo Akwang Sub-county.
It is said that Komakec who on a fateful day was accompanied by a friend, insisted on swimming across the water against the advice of his companion because of the increased water levels. Komakec insisted to swim across the river to see his sick child but the water current swept him before he could cross the river.
Fruitless attempts were made by police to retrieve his body. Now, Richard Ocitti, the LCI of Bongo-Laku ward in Tumanguu village told Uganda Radio Network on Sunday that a hunter came across human jaws suspected to be of the deceased on Saturday.
According to Ocitti, Samuel Okidi, found the skeleton around 10 am when he went to check on a snare he set to trap a wild animal in Labara village in Labongo Amida sub-county, about 500 meters away from where the deceased reportedly drowned.
Ocitti says that the deceased’s father, George Nyeko, says that he will rely on the conclusion that the skeleton was found very close to where his son fell in the water and bury the remains because he has no money to perform DNA tests.
He said they will call cultural leaders to perform some traditional rites near the water body before they bury the remains.