Panic as unknown thugs steal National IDs during break-in at NIRA Office in Kitgum

Posted: 2020-12-07T08:09:16Z Read: 987 times
Panic as unknown thugs steal National IDs during break-in at NIRA Office in Kitgum

Staff at Orom Sub County headquarters in Kitgum district were left in panic and shock when they showed up for work and realized that thugs broke into the office and disappeared with several National Identity cards and equipment belonging to National Identification and Registration Authority-NIRA.   


The NIRA field staff reported for work on Monday morning only to find their offices wide open and their equipment missing. 


According to Qurino Olum the Orom Sub County LC III Chairperson, the thugs broke into the production department offices where NIRA often charges its equipment and made off with an unspecified number of national identity cards, a laptop, an external battery and charger that were being used in the ongoing distribution of the IDs.


The matter has been reported at Kitgum Central Police Station for investigation.


Accordingly, NIRA field staff identified as Samuel Baker Okello and the Officer in Charge of Orom police outpost Sergeant Tom Okello, have recorded statements.   


Police have also arrested a one Jimmy Akena, a social welfare officer attached to the sub-county as a prime suspect after he was tracked down by sniffer dogs that led police investigators to his residence at the sub-county staff quarters.