Thugs Raid Moyo SACCOs Steal Six Million

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Thieves have raided two Savings And Credit Cooperative (SACCO) offices in Moyo district and stole 6, 250, 000 shillings on Sunday and Monday nights.

Thieves have raided two Savings And Credit Cooperative (SACCO) offices in Moyo district and stolen 6, 250, 000 shillings on Sunday and Monday nights.

According to Lt. Mark Mutono, the army spokesperson for north western region, shs3m was stolen by thugs from Ali Odrozo SACCO office in Aliba Sub-County on Monday night while shs3.25m was stolen from Eremi united Metu SACCO in Metu Sub-County on Sunday.

He explained that three thugs broke into Ali Odrozo SACCO and stole the said money which they quickly divided among themselves.

However according to Mutono, the army was informed about the theft the same night and they hurriedly moved to intercept two of the thugs with 1million shillings each.

Mutono identified the two thugs arrested as Arahayi Ratib and Kasim Waigo whom he said were later handed over to the police in Moyo for further interrogation.

Mutono noted that as the two were handed over to police with the shs2m recovered, efforts have also been put in place to arrest the remaining thug who is still at large.

Meanwhile Mutono said Michael Amegovu, a loans officer/ cashier and Remedio Edema, a watchman both attached to Eremi United Metu SACCO are being held at Moyo police station for stealing shs3.25m from their own financial institution.

He said the two physically participated in the theft of the dime on Sunday night and were fortunately netted shortly after there.

Mutono said that the case of the two staffs of Eremi United Metu SACCO is being investigated under Moyo CRB 518/2012 and soon they will be produced in court.

Mutono says the army is concerned about the increasing cases of thefts and robbery in the region of which some being held under gun point.

He noted that the army will not hesitate to swing in action when ever informed about any case of insecurity in the region.

He called upon the public to be vigilant and always share information with security personnel in the effort to rid the region of wrong elements.


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Ronald Batre
Ronald Batre is so passionate about journalism that he did not wait to finish school before he started his career. This is how he started with Radio Paidha, The West Niler, Daily Monitor newspapers and later with Radio Pacis as Assistant News Editor.

To be allowed to practice his passion, Batre had struck a deal with his parents. He would complete his education. He kept his word and went through school while suporting himself with his journalism.

Entering the workplace so young attuned Batre to the plight of the youth and those who seek employment. Apart from that, he is interested in reporting about politics, local government, business and the environment. A witness to some of the destructive impact of the Lord's Resistance Army rebellion in northern Uganda, Batre is interested in reporting about peace building efforts too.

Uganda Radio Network's former Gulu bureau chief, Batre is now based in Kampala. He is URN's main politics correspondent. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.