Inmate hospitalized after swallowing a Shs 50,000 note
An inmate who feared being punished by Prison wardens for possessing money inside Prison, is in critical but stable condition after swallowing a Shs 50,000 note to avoid detection.
A week after swallowing the note, Sengigwa Sendodie, an inmate at Lugore Prison in Palaro Sub-county, Gulu District developed stomach complications, which forced him to confess to the wardens that he had swallowed the money and needed medical attention.
Sendodie reportedly wrapped the note in a polythene bag before swallowing it and was rushed to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital Emergency Unit.
Regional Prison Commander Northern Region, Allan Okello said the inmate acted in fear since prisoners are not allowed to possess money in the cells.
He added that the inmate had spent a month at the prison after being transferred from South Western Uganda.