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Arua Hospital Staff Detained over Theft of Computer Monitor

Josephine Angucia, the West Nile Regional Police spokesperson confirmed the arrest of the suspect saying they have charged him with office breaking and theft as well as theft of power back up.
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Police at Arua central police station are holding a staff of Arua regional referral hospital over purported theft of medical equipment at the facility.

Innocent Ezama, who is attached to the medical equipment department at the facility was picked up by police after a computer monitor and Power backup went missing under unclear circumstances at the department last week.

The matter was first reported to police by the head of security at the hospital, following a case of office breaking and theft which happened on Thursday last week. Preliminary reports indicate that the power backup was stolen from the same office on Friday by an unknown person.

Josephine Angucia, the West Nile Regional Police spokesperson confirmed the arrest of the suspect saying they have charged him with office breaking and theft as well as theft of a power backup. She says the police is making effort to recover the exhibits.

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Meanwhile, Geoffrey Feta, the Member of parliament for Ayivu East constituency in Arua city has condemned the persisting cases of theft of medical equipment at Arua hospital, something he blames on lack of supervision.

This is the second time this year that police have arrested officials from the Arua regional referral hospital over theft of government equipment.

In February this year, three staff of Arua hospital were arrested over the theft of digital x-ray machine components that included a laptop and a Samsung Galaxy tablet which they used as security to secure a loan of 1.2 Million Shillings from Furaha Link ventures limited, a local financial institution in Arua City.

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