Ugandan weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko has asked the government to help him find work that can enable him to sustain his family.
The weightlifter was on Wednesday afternoon released on police bond at the CID headquarters in Kibuli.
Speaking to journalists shortly after his release, the Olympic escapee said he will continue with the sport, but wants something sustainable.
“I want the government to help me find a job that I can do as I train, am ready to welcome anyone who can help me,” the weightlifter said.
Ssekitoleko’s wife was evicted from their home while the husband was still in Japan, the couple now has nowhere to stay and Ssekitoleko will temporarily stay with his mother.
On why he disappeared in Japan
Ssekitoleko said that his dismissal from the Olympics affected him mentally and he decided to disappear.
“They told me that I was not going to participate, this affected me.”
Ssekitoleko’s lawyer Phillip Munaabi said that his client was charged with ‘conspiracy to defraud,’ and investigations are still on.
“The case is much bigger so he will continue reporting here but they are still investigating,” Munaabi said.