Police in Mpigi District, Uganda have arrested three students for allegedly stealing four school computers worth Shs3.2 million (N286, 000) at St. Jude Secondary School in Katende village.
According to Mr Ahmed Kimera Sseguya, the District Police Commander, the suspects were arrested on Wednesday evening after the school’s director, Mr Charles Bwenvu, reported to police about theft of newly-purchased computers.
The suspects confessed that they stole the computers from the school’s laboratory and it was not their first time to engage in theft.
Mr Bwenvu told police that each computer was worth Shs800,000 (over N70,000).
One of the suspects is a son to a police officer attached to Nsambya Police Barracks in Kampala. Police identified the suspects as; a Senior Five Abdu-Kareem Ssekitoleko, 18 (Geography, Entrepreneurship, Agriculture and ICT) and senior six candidates; Collins Atwine, 18 (Biology, Agriculture, Geography and Sub-Maths) and Geoffrey Kasasa, 19 (Geography, Economics, Fine Art and Sub-Maths).