The District Police in Kaberamaido have apprehended the LC3 chairperson of a sun-county, Francis Ecolu, and his wife, Sarah Abito, over accusations of stealing seven bags of building nails valued at shillings 1.9 million. The alleged incident occurred in Kaberamaido General Hospital, specifically related to nails leftover from the construction of the maternity ward.
The arrest, conducted earlier this month, was confirmed by District Police Commander (DPC) David Otabong. The suspects are currently in detention at Kaberamaido Central Police Station under file number REF. SD 01/January/01/2024.
According to DPC Otabong, the investigation reveals that the accused couple took the building nails that remained following the completion of the maternity ward construction at Kaberamaido General Hospital. The stolen property is estimated to be worth shillings 1.9 million.
The case file has been forwarded to the office of the Resident State Attorney for examination. Following the review, the suspects will face legal proceedings in a court of law. This incident has raised concerns within the community, highlighting the need for accountability and transparency, even at the local government level.
The motive behind the alleged theft and the potential consequences for the accused LC3 chairperson and his wife will be determined as the legal process unfolds.