Two teenage girls from Soroti secondary school have been arrested over the alleged theft of Shs 5 million from their relative a week ago.
The minors were dragged to the office of Soroti senior probation officer, Amos Oluka on November 14, for family relations assessment before police forwarded their file to the state attorney for sanctioning.
According to Oluka, the minors reportedly picked up the money from the bag of their relative, Stella Aogon in Orwadai Cell A Soroti city suburb on October 24, 2022.
He says they confessed to having spent the money buying for themselves clothes and other things they needed. According to Oluka, police have since charged the duo with theft of Shs 5 million vide CRB 287/2022.
Aogon said that she realized the money was missing after two weeks. According to Aogon, she was entrusted by the church to keep the missing money.
She says that police managed to recover Shs 1.6 million from the teenagers after searching their suitcases following their arrest on November 11. According to Oluka, the minors will appear in court to decide their fate.