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Students in Trouble Over Counterfeit Currency

David Ongom Mudong, the North Kyoga Region Police Spokesperson, says the suspects are being held at Lira CPS on alleged possession of counterfeit notes vide SD ref. 34/18/09/2018.
The suspects with their display of counterfeit notes at Lira CPS
Three students of Bright Light College in Lira town are in trouble over counterfeit currency. They are 19-year-old Ambrose Ongel from Alebtong District, 18-year-old Peter Ochero from Otuke District and 18-year-old Morris Abwon from Oyam District, all senior four candidates.

The trio was apprehended by a security guard at Housing Finance Bank on Tuesday with counterfeit currency worth US$ 6300 about Shillings 29 million. The suspects were handed over to Lira Police Station for possession of the counterfeit currency.

Bosco Okello, an eye witness, says the suspects had gone to change the fake currency notes when they were arrested. David Ongom Mudong, the North Kyoga Region Police Spokesperson, says the suspects are being held at Lira CPS on alleged possession of counterfeit notes vide SD ref. 34/18/09/2018.

Ongom says they are yet to establish whether the suspects are indeed students at Bright Light College as they claim since they didn't find them with any identification document at the time of their arrest. He says the suspects will appear in court once police investigations are complete.