Josephine Angucia, the North Western regional police spokesperson says that police swung in action and recovered a polythen bag containing five liters of petrol from one of the boy’s dormitory.
Police is holding twelve students of Moyo secondary school for allegedly planning to burn the school food store. The suspects were picked up by Police on Monday following a tip off from the school that the students had bought petrol to set the school store a blaze. Josephine Angucia, the North Western regional police spokesperson says that police swung in action and recovered a polythen bag containing five liters of petrol from one of the boy’s dormitory.
She said they launched investigations leading to the arrest of the 12 students. She identifies the suspects as Richard Mawadri, Zachary Mpakwe, Stephen Tabu, Jonathan Arama, Thomas Arijo, Levi Asiku, Innocent Anyaja, Henry Candiga, Patrick Dramoyo, Joseph Tiondi, Emmanuel Anyama, and David Kumakech.
Angucia says six of the students are from senior 3, two in senior 2, one in senior 5 and three from senior 6. She says the suspects are being held at Moyo central Police station and investigations are ongoing. Angucia says that they are also investigating the students to ascertain whether they are linked to the recent fire that gutted the school library, where property worth shillings 10 million was burnt.
She explains that preliminary police investigations into the July 2, fire have ruled out the possibility that the fire could have started from a short circuit. Angucia says that the students will be questioned on the fire, adding that once found guilty they will be charged with arson.
moyo students arrested