Crime & Investigation

Mbarara: Married Couple Netted in Armed Robbery

Adia Akankunda and her husband Rashid Arinaitwe with a gun at Mbarara Police Station

The education standards  in Apac have been lowered by parents’ lack of interest in enlightening their children, buy information pills page a report from Apac Anti- Corruption Coalition (TAACC) has revealed.

The report unveiled last week showed that parents at the lake shores prefer to see their children go fishing
than go to waste money in schools.

The 16 page report compiled by TAACC under the program of Governance, illness accountability participation and
performance (GAPP) was unveiled at a dialogue meeting at Red Cross hall on Thursday .

Johnson Okune, the chairperson board of directors (TAACC) said after conducting their research at Wansolo primary school in Akokoro Sub County, parents have been found out to be the major reason behind the increased school drop outs.

The report shows that parents prefer to see their children go fishing and they don’t provide scholastic materials, dodge paying simple requirements like PTA funds, and do not attend  meetings organized by the schools authority.

Other challenges included lack of accountability by school administrators, and inadequate and poor classrooms.

Eveline Ayugi, the programs (GAPP) overseer asked district officials to take appropriate action to address the situation

Tom Superman Opwonya, the executive director appealed to Parents to send their children to school.
Police in Mbarara are holding two men and a woman suspected to be serial armed robbers in Mbarara town.

The three were arrested during the string of operations that started on December 10th ahead of end of year festivities.

The trio was identified by police as Rashid Arinaitwe 23, pharm attached to Tiger Security Agency, Adia Akankunda from Rwengwe Buhweju and her husband Ali Mugume commonly known as Brown Dobie a known hoodlum around Mbarara town.

The suspects told police that they operate not only in Mbarara town but also in the neighboring districts of Ibanda, Ntungamo and Kiruhura.

Mbarara District Police Commander Jaffer Magyezi told reporters that Adia’s husband was arrested first and he led police officers to the gun that he kept in Bushenyi and another one which was being kept by his wife at home

The wife however denied knowledge of the second rifle prompting police to arrest her.

DPC Magyezi revealed that the group targeted majorly mobile money agents, adding that at least three of these have been shot dead in the last two months in Mbarara municipality.


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