District NRM Boss Arrested For Stealing School Computers

By Our Reporter




Lyatonde district ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) registrar has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a school computer Lab and stealing computers from a school where he teaches.


The suspect (names withheld) teaches Information Communication Technology at Rwamabara Seed secondary School in Mpumudde Sub County, Lyantonde.


According to police preliminary investigations, the suspect aged 30, reportedly broke into the computer laboratory in the wee hours of Tuesday, 13th September, 2022 and made away with 10 desktop computers.


Moses Ayebazibwe, the deputy head teacher of Rwamabara Seed Secondary School said they woke up in the morning only to find the computer laboratory vandalized.



“They [thieves] broke into the lab through one of the windows and when we realized that 10 computers were missing, we immediately notified police which launched a search,” he said in an interview yesterday.


When police deployed a sniffer dog, it led detectives to the staff quarters and stopped at the suspect’s room, which was locked at the time.


In the presence of school top management, the detectives broke into the room, but they did not find the stolen equipment.


The sniffer dog then proceeded to a nearby bush where six of the 10 computers were recovered, according to Mr Ayebazibwe.


“The prime suspect was seen at the school late in the evening of Monday, making frantic calls and according to the information I have received, he did not sleep in his room at the staff quarters,” he said.


“The exhibits together with the suspect are with the police.” Mr Ayebazibwe added.


Lyantonde Resident District Commissioner, Mr Godfrey Mbetegyeraije condemned the act and advised school authorities to always first do background checks on the staff they employ. He also took a swipe at the suspect for tainting the image of the NRM party.


“I’m sure his bosses at the NRM secretariat are also going to replace him because such a dishonest person cannot be trusted with leadership,” he said.


Lyantonde District Police Commander, Ms Scovia Birungi, said the suspect is likely to be charged with theft once investigations are complete.


“His accomplice is still on the run, but we are going to get him. Once he’s arrested we shall process their file and take them to court,” she said.

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