By Nathan Eyagu
The East Kyoga police has busted and arrested members of a criminal gang that has been stealing rural electrification wires.
Speaking to the Media yesterday, 6th October 7, 2021, ASP Ageca Oscar Gregory, the Police Spokesperson for East Kyoga revealed that the gang members were arrested from Asuret Sub County in Soroti district, two from Mukura in Ngora district and four in Mbale City.
ASP Ageca said that the criminal act was being carried out in different districts of Teso. He added that after follow up on the case, police impounded a motor vehicle from Mbale city that was used in the racket and was driven to Soroti CPS.
‘’Another group was arrested from Mukura sub county in Ngora district, after interrogation, the suspects revealed other two people who were arrested from Mbale city and four suspects arrested from Mukura and taken to Ngora CPS where they will also be arraigned in the courts of law.
‘’We managed to arrest about five of the individuals with the help of the intelligence network in Soroti district, the five were got with different materials meant for the electrification, a government project meant to help the rural people, the materials were left in Ngora district’’ Okumu Patrick, the RDC of Soroti district said.
He further explained that the criminals act like a team conducting the electrification exercise and load the materials in their trucks. The gang carries out their illegal acts in a big network across different districts of Teso and have been trailed for some time now.