The Ministry of Health gave the Toyota Land Cruiser registration No UG6812M to the hospital in December last year. However, unknown assailants stole it on Saturday from the hospital’s parking yard.
Following the disappearance of the ambulance, a case of a stolen motor vehicle was recorded at Arua Police station under CRB 305/2021
“We obtained relevant statements from the hospital, visited the scene of crime and documented. Three-night security guards who were on duty on a fateful night were arrested to assist police with investigations. They have concealed their names in order not to jeopardize investigations,” The West Nile Police spokesperson’, Josephine Angucia said.
By arresting the three security guards, police want to understand the circumstances under which thieves drove the ambulance from the parking yard through the hospital’s main gate without their knowledge. Yet the hospital hired them to secure the government facility.
Police have detained the three security guards at Arua Central Police Station as inquiries continue.
“The stolen ambulance is one of the two new vehicles that the government gave recently to Arua Regional Referral hospital. This was to assist in emergencies in Cases of Covid-19 and other sicknesses that need immediate attention,” Angucia said.
She however urged members of the public to share information widely with police. This is so as to recover the ambulance since it serves the community in times of emergencies.
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