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Police in Kampala have recovered the radio transmitter belonging to Mountains of the Moon University radio station. According to Musa Tibakirana, the Kabarole District Police Commander, the transmitter was recovered on Good Friday in Namungoona, a suburb of Kampala, from Samuel Olendo, a former staff of the radio.

Police in Kampala have recovered the radio transmitter belonging to Mountains of the Moon University radio station. The transmitter worth 25 million shillings was stolen on Sunday night from the radio premises in Saka, Kichwamba Sub County, Kabarole district. 

According to Musa Tibakirana,  the Kabarole District Police Commander, the transmitter was recovered on Good Friday in Namungoona, a suburb of Kampala, from Samuel Olendo, a former staff of the radio. 
Tibakirana explains that police received information that Olendo was planning to sell it off to Dan Isabirye, an engineer working for Uganda Broadcasting Corporation- UBC. 

Tibakirana says that Olendo told Isabirye that he was sellling the transmitter claiming that he had rented it to the radio station but they had failed to pay him. 

Following the tip-off, Olendo was arrested from Namungoona transferred to Fort Portal. 

Tibakirana says that Olendo will next week appear in court on charges of theft. 

 

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