By agencies in West Nile,
Anxiety, sorrow and fear of superstition have griped the management and the entire staff of Radio Pacis in Arua-Uganda following the mysterious death of the finance administrator Mr. Bayo Justo at Arua Regional Referral Hospital on the 30th of September after a short illness.
Shockingly, during the funeral service on Sunday 3rd October 2011, Dr. Atiku, a surgeon at Arua hospital revealed to thousands of mourners at the home of the deceased in Zambia cell, Arua Municipality that the late Justo died of dangerous toxic substance which destroyed his liver and pancrease within a short time.
“Though the late Justo had high blood sugar and pressure, these could have not killed him within such a short time, we found his liver was rotting at a fast speed, he must have taken in some dangerous substance” Dr. Atiku revealed, sparking fresh weeping among the mourners.
A reverend from the Anglican Church who presided over the funeral service publicly blamed the death of Justo on power struggle for his finance position by some of his close friends in the core management team at the Radio Pacis and Arua Diocese Media Center. “ Weare aware of the power struggle at Radio Pacis, someone at the station has been struggling to take up the late’s lucrative position and has work hard to ensure that he is no more, the place is now open for him” the reverend said causing more tears to roll down the chicks of the mourners.
Arrival of Radio Pacis staff ignites fresh blame
To add salt to injury, more than fifty staff of Radio Pacis arrived at the funeral place in an expensively hired Gaagaa bus, all smartly dressed in newly printed Red ‘T’ shirts. To their surprise, they were immediately greeted with jeers, words of insult and all sorts of blame words from the mourners.
The station manager Sherry Meyer who had just arrived from the Europe after fainting and collapsing twice due to too much pressure from the public for her poor handling of issues at the station sat perplexed as she could not officially be recognized at the funeral .
More suspicion and speculation continued at the funeral after it was discovered that one of the senior members of the management was unexpectedly missing at the funeral.
Radio Pacis management suspends staff over rumour on the death of Mr. Justo
Meanwhile two days after the burial of Justo, the management of Radio Pacis shocked the public after they suspended one of their junior staff working in the printery for “spreading rumour” about Justo’s death. Anguparu Gladys was reportedly suspended for two weeks on allegation that she informed other people who were not at the funeral of what transpired and the blame game on Justo’s death.
Rumours are that she may be dismissed from work for being a mouth piece for people who did not witness the shocking revelations at the funeral.
Radio Pacis which won an ‘All Africa BBC award in 2005’ is currently characterized by fear of superstition among staff members, high staff turn over, fear of some staff members going under water to keep their jobs and sexual harassment of female employees by their male supervisors.
More information about the late Bayo Justo and Radio Pacis can be obtained from www.radio pacis.org. ENDS