A truck registration number UBJ 625X belonging to National Medical Stores (NMS) overturned in Kamdini killing the driver on the spot.
The ill-fated truck was carrying a consignment amount of medicines from Kampala to Lira when it was involved in the accident at Elolo just after the Kamdini corner.
Witnesses said that the unidentified deceased driver was overtaking another truck when he accidentally brushed against it, lost control, and then overturned.
Police responded to the scene, but they have not yet released a report on what caused the accident. In the interim, they were able to protect the dispersed medications.
Truck drivers who spoke to this website attributed the accident to the poor state of the road, saying that it is narrow and not easy to overtake.
Police warns of parents of notorious fraudster conning school fees money
Police has warned Ugandans to be wary of fraudsters who con parents of their money with promises of enrolling their children in non-existent schools.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga issued the warning following the activities of a notorious fraudster identified as Sarai Sabil.
He said that police had information Sabil had managed to defraud at least 40 parents of money by promising to enroll their children in a non-existent school.
Enanga said that Sabil, who was out on bail, charged over 40 parents at least 20,000 shillings per child to register them in his nonexistent schools in Bombo. He claimed he could secure scholarships for the children in primary and secondary army schools in Bombo for this fee.
Enanga said that Sabil had targeted parents in West Nile with many of his victims hailing from Arua, Maracha and Nebbi districts.
He said this was not Sarai’s first brush with the law as he had been arrested in 2021 for defrauding victims through a “fake” NGO called Machora youth centre. The NGO would purport to lend money to persons looking for capital to start a business.
On this occasion, Enanga said that the suspect together with his wife identified as Salma Geria allegedly mobilised over 300 children whose parents they charged shillings 230,000 for primary and shillings 315,000 for secondary students for scholarships at another nonexistent school called Al- Gamal in Kiwenda Zirobwe road.
After obtaining about 70 million shillings, they vanished in Nebbi district but Sabil was tracked down, arrested and arraigned before courts of law.
Unfortunately he managed to secure bail which he also jumped and continued with his crime spree.
He was recently arrested while committing the same offences and this time to which Enanga said that they are going to ensure the magistrate knows how notorious the suspect is and save the public from him.
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