Police in Tororo have in custody 3 suspects in connection with the alleged theft of drugs from Tororo main hospital. The incident occurred on 17/02/2020 at around 2pm.
Polly Namaye, the deputy police spokesperson, identified the suspects as Obbo Isaac, a store man at Nagongera HC IV, Opuna Dan Peter, a store man at Tororo HC IV and Ocho Hussein , the driver of the ambulance.
The trio used an ambulance belonging to the hospital under Reg number UG 3701, and transported a box containing 2000 pieces of dexamethasone inject-able drugs under batch number l 0313, which was recovered and exhibited.
“We believe the practice has been ongoing for a while and would like to thank the public who tipped police. The arrest should put corrupt hospital workers who take advantage of their insider status to steal drugs on notice; we shall continue targeting them for arrest and prosecution” Namaye said.