Police in Arua have arrested a one Andama Juma 19 years over an allegation of stealing a bus registration number UBF 618T belonging to Nile Star bus company.
The incident occurred on Friday December 29, 2019 at the bus terminal along Adumi road, in Arua Municipality.
ASP Josephine Angucia, the West Nile Police Spokesperson confirmed the incident.
“Its alleged that the driver of the bus started to warm the engine of the bus preparing for the long journey to Kampala and at the same time waiting for passengers, Andama who is not a staff of the company entered into the bus and drove it with 16 passengers for about 5kms along Kampala road, up to Odianyadri Trading Centre in Vurra sub county, Arua district,” she said.
The turn man who did not suspect a wrong driver in the bus simply entered into it and continued for all that distance before confirming that the driver was a wrong person. He informed management who then ordered the bus to be taken back to the terminal.
“Police was alerted, suspect arrested, treated after being beaten by the angry mob, and detained at Arua Central Police Station. The said bus was brought to Arua CPS, exhibited and later released to the management to continue with its journey to Kampala,” Angucia said.
She further revealed that the suspect was taken for a medical examination to ascertain his mental status.
A case of stealing vehicle c/s 254(1) and 265 of PCA was opened.
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