A suspect being arrested (courtesy photo)

Two suspects are in custody at the Buliisa Central Police Station following the theft of 21 computers belonging to Butiaba Seed Secondary School in Buliisa district. 

The suspects are Godfrey Rwamukaga and Alfred Bigirwenkya both guards attached to the school.

It’s alleged that unknown people raided the school last week and took off with the computers that had been installed in the computer lab. They reportedly took advantage of a heavy downpour at the time.

Samuel Muponda, the school headteacher told Uganda Radio Network-URN in an interview that they realised that the computers were missing on April 29, 2024, and immediately alerted the police. 

He explains that the two guards took shelter in one of the classrooms during the downpour, allowing the thugs to access the computer lab through the window.

Butiaba Town Council Chairperson Ibrahim Musa says that the theft is a big loss to the school and pleaded with the police to expedite investigations and recover the stolen computers.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson has confirmed the arrest and detention of the suspects at Buliisa Central Police Station as investigations continue stating that the hunt for more suspects is ongoing.

In November 2022, unknown perpetrators raided Kigorobya Seed School in Hoima District and stole 16 computers of the 29 newly installed computers. The thieves also gained entry through a broken window.  

This led to the arrest and detention of three individuals, including two guards, Julius Bigirwa and Richard Musinguzi, and a teacher named James Mbabazi.


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