Indian National Held Over Theft of UGX 158M

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Police in Kisoro district have arrested an Indian national and former Bidco worker –Mbarara Branch on charges of theft. Bhavesh. R.Davada, a former Bidco employee, has been arrested in Kisoro on charges of stealing shilling 158 million and is currently being held at Kisoro Central Police station.

Police in Kisoro district have arrested an Indian national and former Bidco worker –Mbarara Branch on charges of theft.

Bhavesh. R.Davada, a former Bidco employee, has been arrested in Kisoro on charges of stealing shilling 158 million and is currently being held at Kisoro Central Police station.

Kisoro district Police Commander Bosco Otim reveals that Davada was arrested after after a tip off that he had gone into hiding in the area after stealing the money.

Otim says that the suspect was arrested last night and handed over to Kisoro Central Police station and that investigations into the matter are underway.
Sources from the police indicate that the Indian national disappeared from his work place in mid January with the said money.

Davada is said to have tried to fool his workmates by informing them he had left for Kampala. However, co-workers became suspicious when they discovered the money was missing and Davada had not reported in Kampala.

A search began before police found him in Phinta Guest house along Mutanda Road in Kisoro town council where he was having a meal.

Kigezi regional police spokesperson Elly Maate informs Uganda Radio Network (URN) that Davada had started a small business in Kisoro. Maate says he will be transferred to Mbarara to face charges of theft. 

 

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Anthony Kushaba
For Anthony Kushaba, journalism is not just a job; it is a calling. Kushaba believes journalism is one of the few platforms where the views of the oppressed and margainalised can be heard. This is what his journalism aims to do: bring to light untold stories.

Kushaba is the Mbarara region URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under his docket. Kushaba has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Kushaba is a journalism graduate from Uganda Christian University Study Centre at Bishop Barham College in Kabale. Before joining URN, Kushaba worked with Voice of Kigezi (2008), Bushenyi FM (2010) and later on to Voice of Muhabura.

Kushaba's journalism interests centre on conflict, peace and electoral reporting. Kushaba occasionally writes on tourism, health, religion and education. He describes himself as highly driven and will pursue a tip until it yields a story.