Mourner remanded for stealing condolence worth UGX10 million

By Sania Babirye

A Kampala resident who stole the 10 million shillings of condolence money to the family of the late Mary Luwumu in Kitugum district has been charged and remanded to Kitgum government prison.

The suspect is identified as 27 year old Daniel Lubowa a resident of Kawempe division in Kampala district.

He has appeared before Kitugum grade one magistrate John Paul Obua and charged with theft and trespass and denied the offenses.

He has now been remanded to Kitgum government prison until the 9th of September when hearing of his case is expected to commence.

The suspect was arrested last Saturday and detained at Kitgum central police station.

The said envelope containing 10 million shillings had been delivered by the prime minister Ruhakana Rugunda on behalf of President Museveni to the deceased’s family.

The money was allegedly with one of the deceased’s daughter and the suspect is said to have targeted the victim at her most vulnerable moments when her mother was being lowered into the grave and tried to stole the envelope containing the money at st.Paul church.