3 arrested for stealing drugs from Tororo hospital

ACP Polly Namaye

The police in Tororo arrested three suspects in connection with the alleged theft of drugs from Tororo main hospital on the 17/02/2020 at around 2pm.

The suspects used an ambulance belonging to the hospital under Reg number UG 3701, and transported a box containing 2000 pieces of dexamethasone inject-able drugs under batch number l 0313, which was recovered and exhibited.

The suspects include; Obbo Isaac, a store man at Nagongera HC IV, Opuna Dan Peter, a store man at Tororo HC IV and Ocho Hussein, the driver to the ambulance.

“We believe the practice has been ongoing on for a while and would like to thank the public who tipped police,” said police deputy spokesperson, ACP Polly Namaye.

Victoria University

She added: “The arrest should put corrupt hospital workers who take advantage of their insider status to steal drugs on notice; we shall continue targeting them for arrest and prosecution.”



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