Four Arrested Over Theft in Soroti District
Police in Soroti District arrests four individuals over theft of money from a student of Forest College. PHOTO via @Police Uganda

Police in Soroti District arrests four individuals over theft of money from a student of Forest College.

Police in Soroti District has arrested up to four suspects on allegations of theft of money from a student of Forest College in Mukono.

According to the ASP David Ongom Mudong, the Public Relations Officer, East Kyoga, the thieves lured a student into exchanging Uganda Shillings into United States Dollar deal.

Mr Ongom says that they have arrested all the individuals believed to be behind the scam with police still on the search for one more suspect identified as Musa.

“It is alleged that the thugs lured the student into exchanging Uganda Shillings into United States Dollar deal.

The student one Okurut Solomon invested Shs 2,130,000 in the business but later realized that he had been defrauded and reported to Police,” Ongom explained.

Ongom also said that upon learning of the scam, they deployed police heavily at various checkpoints where they were able to trap those involved in the act.

He said that police officer intercepted the thugs at Awoja bridge along Mbale – Soroti highway. The police were able to recover from them 88 leaflets of one USD worth Shs 321,200.

“Police set up checkpoints in strategic places and thugs were intercepted at Awoja bridge along Mbale -Soroti highway. Police recovered from the suspects 88 leaflets of 1USD worth Shs 321,200. 

Police also impounded motor vehicle registration number UAV 013 D that the thugs used for fleeing,” Ongom said adding that one more suspect in the names of Musa escaped and the search for him has also commenced.

“The suspects are Wamono Cyprian 34 years, Makanya Fred 40 years, Edigu Emma 29 years, and Namakola Ssalim 46 years. Police are still looking for one suspect who escaped and has been Identified only by one Musa,” Onyango added.

Four Arrested Over Theft in Soroti District
Police in Soroti District arrests four individuals over theft of money from a student of Forest College. PHOTO via @Police Uganda

Meanwhile, the police are also investigating an incident involving Focus Primary School in Kasokoso, Kira Municipality in Wakiso District where teachers were found operating freely, teaching pupils inside the school.

A released police statement indicates that this is contrary to Rule 9(a) of the Ministry of Health Public guidelines following the outbreak of the Covid-19.

Police says that they sent spies to the school on Wednesday at around 11:00 am who found classes going on normally yet the government earlier in March directed the closure of all schools in a bid to control the spread of the virus. 

According to the police, the director of the school identified by Henry together with other teachers were able to notice the police presence earlier enough and they escaped through the behind small gate at the school.