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.