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    Uganda charges weightlifter with conspiracy to defraud after disappearing from Olympic Games


     

     

    A Ugandan weightlifter has been deported from Tokyo, Japan, and detained by Government officials in Uganda.

    He has also been charged with conspiracy to defraud, local media reports say.

    According to reports, the suspect, Julius Ssekitoleko, disappeared in Japan after failing to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

     

    Reports further insicated that, Julius Ssekitoleko vanished from an Olympic training camp after learning he did not meet the standards to compete in the Games.

    Local Ugandan media reports also indicated that he was arrested after several days.

    He is said to be aged 20 and was reportedly deported to Uganda.

    Upon arriving back home to Uganda, reports say he was detained by Government officials.

    Reports say a spokesperson for the Ugandan Government indicated that
    Ssekitoleko may have conspired with a government official to be included on the team for Japan.



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