Ugandan weightlifter, Julius Ssekitoleko who went missing since Friday from a training camp in Japan leaving a note saying he wanted to find work has been found “safe and sound”, the Japanese police announced on Tuesday.
“Today (Tuesday), the man was found in the prefecture of Mie (center) without any injury and without any criminal involvement,” an official of the Osaka police said.
TOS News reported on Friday that the weightlifter, who traveled to Japan in the hopes of competing in the Tokyo Olympics has gone missing from his hotel near an athletic training camp, one week before the Tokyo Games open.
He had recently found out he would not be able to compete at the Tokyo Games, which open on Friday (July 23-August 8), because of a quota system.
According to the police, he was found in a house belonging to people connected to him. He offered “no resistance” when found, the police added. But the police are uncertain whether to refer Ssekitoleko to the team or to the embassy.