Policeman jailed over theft
KATAKWI-Geoffrey Obua, a senior Police officer, has been sentenced to four years imprisonment for embezzling sh170m meant for salaries for officers of the Anti-Stock Theft Unit in the district. Obua, 34, committed t
KATAKWI-Geoffrey Obua, a senior Police officer, has been sentenced to four years imprisonment for embezzling sh170m meant for salaries for officers of the Anti-Stock Theft Unit in the district. Obua, 34, committed the offence between September 12 and 13, 2006. The Buganda Road Magistrateâ€™s Court, presided over by Vincent Mugabo, heard that a day after the theft of the money from a locked room, Obua travelled to Kampala, bought a bank draft and deposited it on his account. He claimed he got the money from an Indian businessman, Thomas Biju, who denied having had a deal with him. Handwriting expert Samuel Hazart confirmed that the application for the bank draft was filled by Obua. The court also ordered Obua to pay sh10.5m to his employer as compensation and return the sh160m on his account.
Teachersâ€™ ATMs confisticated
NAMUTUMBA-About 360 primary school teachers in the district have had their ATM cards and academic documents confiscated by money lenders. The senior education officer, Frederick Kalisengagha, said the teachers have multiple loans. He made the disclosure at the closure of a three-day sensitisation workshop on savings cooperatives at Namutumba Primary School on Friday. The acting district commercial officer, Godfrey Gusongoirye, advised teachers to join savings and credit cooperatives, adding that they could raise sh216m a year.
Teachers held over defilement
KAMULI-The Police have detained two teachers over defiling their students. Charles Ndagawa, 24, the head teacher of Fortitude Progressive Academy, Lulyambuzi in Wankole sub-county and Charles Wambi, a teacher at St. Andrewâ€™s Secondary School in Kamuli Town were arrested on Friday. The district CID chief, Johnson Mudhungu, said Wambi is suspected to have been taking out the student from the boarding section to his home daily. Ndagawa allegedly lured the girl to his house in the guise of taking her for a music training but later lured her to his bed.
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