A 20-Year-old fisherman has died in the Lake Albert waters after he allegedly jumped in the lake fearing to be arrested by Fisheries protection Unit personnel.
The deceased has been identified as Milton Gubaza, a fisherman attached to Runga landing site in Kiganja Sub County in Hoima district.
The incident happened last evening.
It is alleged that the deceased while on a fishing expedition on the Lake Albert waters, met the fisheries protection unit-FPU operatives who were patrolling the lake.
He immediately jumped into the lake and died instantly, fearing to be arrested since he had illegal fishing gear including undersized fishing nets, hooks and a boat that are not recommended to be used on the lake.
Major Richard Mafabi, the sector commander who is overseeing the Fisheries Protection unit operations on Lake Albert says they have launched investigations into the matter.
He has however cautioned fishermen not to fear the Fisheries Protection Unit operatives while on the lake but rather cooperate with them.
Major Mafabi on killed fisherman….
On November 2, 2021, another fisherman identified as Owonda, drowned in Lake Albert when he panicked after seeing personnel from the Fisheries Protection Unit. May his soul rest in eternal peace. END.