Wakiso, Uganda | URN | A female cleaner at Kisubi Hospital has been arrested on allegations of drug theft after being reported by her husband.
Stella Mulobole was arrested on Monday 27th, April 2020 after her husband, who, preferred anonymity, suspected her to be a thief and alerted the police.
When police officers raided their home in Kawuku, Katabi Town Council, they found a variety of drugs, and medical supplies which included syringes and gloves among others.
According to the husband’s statement to police, Mulobole has been stealing drugs for the past two years. He says that she would return home every day with drugs packed in boxes and sell them in Kampala.
“I told the hospital that she has been stealing drugs for over two years now. I have always warned her to stop but in vain, he says, “she kept saying that I should mind my own business because she is over 18 years,” he said.
Kisubi hospital administrator, Sr Elizabeth Nalumansi, says the hospital management is yet to assess the total value of the recovered items.
She explains that the suspect could have accessed the drugs left in the patients’ wards. The officer-in-charge Kisubi police station Moses Lugudo, says that Mulobole confessed and asked for forgiveness.
He, however, says that police are waiting for the hospital to avail the police with the cost and quantity of the stolen items and send the file to the resident state attorney.