A Gymnastics instructor, Hitiyaremye Venuste (32) has been remanded by Kira Magistrate’s Court for stealing €37,000 (over shs160 million) belonging to his boss.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said the suspect was arrested in a hideout at Rockie Guest House located in Old Kampala after snatching money from his boss’s vehicle. The suspect on June 1st, 2018 betrayed the trust of his master.
After successfully carrying out the criminal act, the suspect perfected sinister plan to abscond abroad with the monies but through intensive investigation coupled with high level intelligence carried out by the Kira Division Police Team, the suspect was nabbed before he could escape to Burundi.
Upon interrogating the suspect who was remorseful, confessed to the crime. He disclosed that he had stolen the money belonging to his boss Fr. Hubat Twajirayezu of Don Bosco Children and Life Mission (CALM). The organization is headed by Salesian missionaries and actively engages in improving the programs and services to better meet the needs of youth.
Part of the stolen money and other exhibits were however recovered from him.
The exhibits recovered include new laptop,13090 euros, 5000 rw francs and 192000 Uganda Shillings among others items.
The suspect has been arraigned before Kira Magistrates Court, charged of theft Contrary to Section 254(1) and 261 of the Penal Code Act and remanded to Luzira Prison.