Gulu Referral Hospital Staffs Arrested Over Drugs

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Police in Gulu have arrested three staff members of Gulu Referral hospital, for their involvement in the sale of drugs meant for the hospital. The trio was arrested this morning shortly after police intercepted six boxes of Duocoxtocin, a drug used in the treatment of malaria. Tom Otim, the Gulu referral hospital Medical Superintendent, has identified the suspects as Jimmy Obwana and Richard Ekwaro both stores officials at the hospital. Identities of the third suspect are still unclear. Otim says that the arrest of the three suspects has prompted the hospital authorities to convene a meeting to discuss the way forward. Norbert Mao, the district chairman has described the suspects as Hospital drug Mafia's who are bent on depleting hospitals of the vital drugs meant for the patients. Meanwhile, police in Gulu say an unidentified man was last night shot and killed as he attempted to steal money from a pool table money box. The incident occurred at Freedom Bar and lodging, closer to Gulu town. The suspect was shot at by a security guard attached to Exposs, a private security organization. He was found trying to unscrew the pool table money safe. A bag containing spanners and screw drivers were recovered at the scene of the incident.


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