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ARUA HEALTH CENTRE WATCHMAN, TWO OTHERS ARRESTED OVER THEFT OF HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT

By Moses Alinda

ARUA: The territorial police of Ayivu West division, Arua City have arrested three people and recovered stolen sterilizers and surgical implements belonging to Adumi Health Centre IV in Ayivu West division, Arua City.

Josephine Angucia, the West Nile Region Police Spokesperson has identified the suspects as Matua Alfred Afidra 34, Candiru Rebecca 40, and Dubo Jackson 53, a watchman at Adumi Health Centre IV in Arua City.

According to Angucia, following serious investigations and surveillance, suspect Matua Alfred Afidra confessed to have stolen the hospital equipments in connivance with Dubo Jackson thus led to the arrest of Candiru Rebecca who equally confessed to having received the implements and took to Ariwara town, in Ituri Province of DR. Congo.

“All the stolen equipments were recovered with the help of Immigration officials of Uganda and DR. Congo in connivance with Police Officers of both countries,” she said.

The police mouthpiece says the items are exhibited and the three suspects are detained at Onduparaka Police Station in Ayivu West division, as inquiries continue under the Division CRB 116/2022.

“The three suspects have been charged with store breaking and theft of hospital equipments, and their case file will be forwarded to the Resident State Attorney for perusal and legal advice,” she added.

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