By Emmanuel Omona PaOkech
The Police in Gulu district have said that they are investigating the circumstances under which many SACCOs Group have had their money stolen last festive season.
They said that towards the month of December 2012, they received over 6 cases where the Authorities have been accused of swindling money which is a savings for a particular group
James Asubu, the Officer in charge of crimes at the Gulu central Police station said that Gulu district has one of the biggest number of local savings and credit groups.
Asubu noted that most of the groups are dishonest and he encouraged the members to report directly to court instead of first reporting to Police to enable them recover their money quickly.
Asubu says many people lost their money in December 2012 after their group’s treasurers either disappeared with their money or failed to return the group members’ money they borrowed.
He says they have so far arrested six people in connection with the theft of money belonging to local SAACOs adding that they are yet to arrest more people.