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Three Arrested in Connection to Raid at Kibuku District Headquarters

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Charles Kadyama, the Kibuku District LC 5 Chairperson suspects that the theft could have been an inside job, arguing that no outsider could know where they keep their valuables.
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Police are holding three suspects in connection to the break-in at Kibuku district headquarters. The suspects are Mika Kirya, a security guard, Fatima Kalendaka, an office attendant and Bob Mulenyi, a resident of Kibuku town council. 

The trio was picked up on Thursday after thugs broke into the district offices on Wednesday evening. According to police, the thugs broke into the office of the Chief Finance Officer, registry and that of Deputy Chief Administrative officer where they walked away with valuable documents, Shillings 5.2 million and laptops among other items.

 

Kibuku District Police Commander, Stephen Twinomugisha, says the suspects were tracked down with the help of sniffer dogs from Pallisa and Iganga district. He says the dogs let them to Mulenyi’s home, which is next to district headquarters leading to his arrest. “We also arrested the security guard who claimed he was chloroformed and the office attendant for neglect of duty these will help us in investigations” he said.  

   

The North Bukedi North Region Police Commander, Cyrus Omalla, said they have embarked on a manhunt for the remaining suspects who could have been involved in the raid.  He says they are also investigating the circumstances, under which the offices were broken into despite the presence of the security guard. 

Kibuku Chief Administrative Officer, Richard Mugolo declined to comment, saying he hadn’t received a full brief about the incident since he was away on treatment when the break-in occurred. Charles Kadyama, the Kibuku District LC 5 Chairperson suspects that the theft could have been an inside job, arguing that no outsider could know where they keep their valuables. 

“This is just a planned move by workers at the district. It is has now remained a matter to be investigated by the police this is not the first time district property is being stolen under unclear circumstances,” he said. Kibuku Resident District Commissioner, Juliet Najjuma Ssenkole, says the break-in has triggered fear and demoralized staff at the district headquarters.  

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