3 security guards arrested over stolen ambulance in Uganda


3 security guards arrested over stolen ambulance in Uganda

Three security guards have been arrested in connection with a stolen ambulance in Uganda.

The security guards were previously stationed at the Arua Refferal Hospital in Arua, northern Uganda.

“Relevant statements were obtained from the hospital, scene of crime visited and documented. Three-night security guards who were on duty on the fateful night were arrested to assist police with investigations but their names have been concealed in order not to jeopardize investigations,” police said.

According to West Nile Police spokesperson Josephine Angucia, the vehicle was reported missing at Arua Police station under CRB 305/2021.

The hospital’s head of security Avaga Johnston Norman is the one who reported that the Toyota Land Cruiser of registration UG6812M was missing.

Police are interrogating the suspects to found out how the ambulance was driven from the parking lot while they were on duty.

The stolen ambulance is one of the two new vehicles that government donated to Arua Regional Referral Hospital to assist in emergencies in cases of COVID-19.

The police force has appealed to members of the public to share any information that may lead to the recovery of the ambulance.

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