By Moses Alinda
ARUA: Police in Arua City have in custody two women including a midwife over an allegation of theft of drugs from Adumi Health Centre IV in Ayivu West division, Arua City.
The West Nile Region Police Spokesperson Josephine Angucia identified the suspects as Nyakuru Antoniata, 43, a midwife at the same health centre, and Atako Judith 30, a housewife and resident of Ambala cell, Nyiovura Ward, Ayivu Division.
Angucia says the duo were caught redhanded by eyewitnesses who informed the division mayor Avutia Marlon.
”The suspects were held at Adumi Health Centre IV after they were caught attempting to steal drugs out of the facility at about 7:05 pm on 27th November 2022,” she said.
The regional police mouthpiece said a team of police officers from Ayivu West division rushed to the scene, and arrested them.
”We recovered from them two bags containing an assortment of Government drugs and exhibited them, they also recorded relevant statements and they are detained at Ayivu West division police headquarters,” she added.
The recovered government drugs include 25 boxes of Artesunate injection drugs, one box of Coartem for children, 300 pieces of Amoxicillin capsules, 214 syringes, and 161 pieces of surgical gloves, all valued at approximately one million Ugandan shillings.
Investigations into the matter are ongoing under Ayivu West division CRB 161/2022.