Law enforcement officials in Nebbi District, are currently detaining six individuals as part of an ongoing inquiry into the theft of 16 million Shillings from Nebbi Workers Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization (SACCO) Ltd.
The robbery occurred when unidentified criminals forcibly entered the premises of Nebbi Workers Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization (SACCO), situated within Nebbi Municipality, during the night of Thursday.
They absconded with the aforementioned sum of money, as well as two tablet phones utilized for agent banking purposes.
Among the apprehended suspects, whose names have not been disclosed by the police, are the Sacco Manager, the cashier, the on-duty security guard, and three other SACCO employees.
These individuals were apprehended from various locations within Nebbi Municipality on Friday.
A preliminary assessment by Nebbi District Police Commander Aminsi Kayondo has indicated that the perpetrators gained entry through the rear entrance and subsequently accessed the secure room where the funds were stored.
The cooperation of sniffer dogs facilitated the arrest of the suspects.
Concurrently, Gilbert Onencan, the chairperson of the Nebbi Workers Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization (SACCO) board, communicated that they have taken preventative measures by blocking the agent lines and mobile money accounts utilized by the criminals.
This step aims to safeguard the electronic funds associated with these accounts.
This incident marks the second instance of theft involving SACCOs in Nebbi district within the current year.
In a separate occurrence in May, unidentified culprits raided the office of Nyaravur Farmers Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization (SACCO) in Nebbi District, making off with 20 million Shillings.