Gilbert Kadilo, the NIRA Spokesperson, says the thugs broke into the offices in Kasoma zone in Luweero town on Tuesday night. He says the Authority has reported the matter to Luweero Central Police Station for investigations.
Unidentified thugs have broken into the National
Identification and Registration Authority-NIRA offices in Luweero town council
and made off with several items.
The thugs are said to have stolen seven laptops
and one desktop computer containing the registration details of applicants for
National ID and eight digital cameras used to capture the passport photos of applicants.
Gilbert Kadilo, the NIRA Spokesperson, says the thugs broke
into the offices in Kasoma zone in Luweero town on Tuesday night. He says the
Authority has reported the matter to Luweero Central Police Station for
The Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson, Isah
Ssemwogerere says Police has since arrested seven suspects to help with the
Ssemwogerere says the break in is being investigated
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URN has since learnt that the suspects include
two Policemen who were guarding the facility and NIRA staff. The Luweero
District Registration Officer, Peterson Ssajjabi is among those who have recorded
a statement on the office break in.
On Wednesday, NIRA officials from Kampala
headquarters and detectives from Luweero Central Police Station visited the
offices for further investigations.
But the Luweero Resident District
Commissioner, Phoebe Namulindwa suspects that the break-in was an inside job
since the thugs only cut the fence and used keys to access the offices.
She says the Police guard is believed to have
been a sleep during the break-in and only woke up later to learn that equipment
had been stolen.
In the past, thugs broke into Luweero district
headquarters and stole hard disks containing sensitive audit reports.
mainly targeted the offices of the internal auditor, boardroom and Information
Officer where they stole computers.