KAMPALA – President Yoweri Museveni’s former bodyguard and retired UPDF Captain, Alex Opolot has succumbed to deadly coronavirus.
Sources say that Capt. Alex who served for over 20 years in special military operations, lost the battle to COVID-19 this past weekend at Prime Hospital in Namugongo, Wakiso district.
Friends described him as a “great family man who was loved by his children to the moon and back.”
He was attached to Internal Security Organisation (ISO), Presidential Protection Unit/Brigade.
Opolot was later deployed in Northern Uganda to battle the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels where he excelled in field intelligence operations.
He recently retired from the army and was working with Arrow Security Group of Captain Mike Mukula at the time of death.
He is survived by a widow and four children.
Opolot will be buried on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Odoot Etom, Okolotum, Kocheka Sub-County, Bukedea District.