TOKYO — A person figuring out himself because the Ugandan weight lifter who went missing final week after he left his lodge room at a coaching camp in Osaka prefecture in Japan has been discovered by the police in a city about 100 miles away. A press release from the Ugandan authorities mentioned that the person is the lacking athlete.
The person, recognized as Julius Ssekitoleko, 20, the burden lifter who didn’t make his nation’s Olympic squad and was initially scheduled to fly house to Uganda on Tuesday, was discovered on the house of an acquaintance in Yokkaichi Metropolis, in Mie prefecture, carrying identification.
Mr. Ssekitoleko was found lacking from his lodge room Friday after he failed to seem for a day by day coronavirus check in Izumisano. He left a be aware saying he wished to work in Japan. Police have been trying to find him ever since.
Naoki Fukuyama, an official on the Osaka prefectural police division, mentioned the police had been consulting with the Ugandan embassy on the place to ship him. The opposite eight teammates who had been additionally coaching in Izumisano moved to the Olympic Village on Monday.
In an announcement posted on Twitter, the Ugandan Embassy in Tokyo mentioned it was working with Japanese authorities to allow Mr. Ssekitoleko’s “secure and safe” return to Uganda as early as Wednesday.
“Any points to do with alleged absconding from the obligation he had been flown to carry out in Japan and associated disappearance from the coaching camp, will probably be dealt with appropriately on his return to Uganda,” the assertion mentioned.
In Kampala, Okello Oryem, a junior minister in Uganda’s Overseas Affairs Ministry, known as Mr. Ssekitoleko a “traitor.”
“This conduct and act is treacherous,” Mr. Oryem advised reporters after assembly with the Japanese ambassador in Kampala.
In accordance with Mr. Fukuyama, the police had tracked Mr. Ssekitoleko on a surveillance digital camera taking a bullet prepare from Osaka to Nagoya, the place he met one other man and traveled to Gifu in central Japan.
Cops visited that man’s home, the place he advised them that Mr. Ssekitoleko had moved to a different house in Yokkaichi, the place police discovered him on Tuesday afternoon.
“He could also be a hero in his nation, however he felt it was tough to return to the nation as he discovered he can’t compete within the Video games,” Mr. Fukuyama mentioned. “He should have hoped to win and produce the gold medal again to his nation. I really feel sorry for him. I felt relieved he was discovered and need to hand him over as quickly as potential as many voters are worrying.”
Final month, a coach and an athlete with the Ugandan Olympic delegation examined constructive for the coronavirus after arriving in Japan. It was not clear if Mr. Ssekitoleko was considered one of them.
“He isn’t a prison,” Mr. Fukuyama mentioned. “Although he has violated the Olympic guidelines, he has no drawback doing something as his visa is legitimate.”
Musinguzi Blanshe contributed reporting from Kampala, Uganda.