The Police in Kitgum is holding two suspects for alleged theft of
fuel from a wheel loader belonging to China State Construction Engineering
Corporation Ltd. The firm is undertaking the construction of the Kitgum Main
Market under MATIP 2 project.
David Aisu the Kitgum District Internal Security Officer
identified the suspects as Ronald Zemuswa the operator of the wheel loader and
Eddie Watmon a Boda Boda cyclist.
According to Aisu, security acted on a tip-off from concerned
residents of Oryang Cell in Pandwong Division of Kitgum Municipality who found
the suspects siphoning the fuel on Thursday. Aisu says although the wheel
loader driver tried to elude arrest they managed to track and apprehend him and
his accomplice. He adds that a total of 120 litres of fuel were recovered.
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The suspects are currently being held at Kitgum Central police
station pending investigations.
Zhang Shaung the supervisor of the China State Construction
Engineering Corporation Ltd commended the residents and security personnel for
their vigilance. He adds that the theft of the fuel had affected the construction
of the market.
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According to Zhang, the incident barely comes days after a suspect
was arrested stealing construction materials from the market.