University Student Who Went Missing After Losing Tuition Money to Betting Found, Handed Over to Parents

University Student Who Went Missing After Losing Tuition Money to Betting Found, Handed Over to Parents

  • The student who disappeared earlier this month after losing Ghc1,316 meant for his tuition on betting has been found
  • Julius Osuta, a first-year student at Kyambogo University, was picked up by police officers from Arua Park in Kampala and handed over to his parents
  • Osuta's family was unaware that he had disappeared until a classmate called the father to inquire about his son's whereabouts

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Julius Osuta, a first-year student at Uganda's Kyambogo University who disappeared on April 7 after losing his tuition fees has been found and handed over to his parents.

Osuta is a first-year student at Kyambogo University in Uganda.
Osuta was found today at Arua Park in Kampala and handed over to the police. Photo: Daily Monitor.
Source: UGC

This is the second time Osuta is appearing since his initial disappearance, as he first resurfaced on April 9 before going into hiding again.

Found and handed over to parents

Daily Monitor reports that Osuta was found today at Arua Park in Kampala and handed over to his parents by the police.

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Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire told the media that Osuta had spent over Ghc1,316 on betting.

Osuta had received the money from his father with instructions that it was meant to be his tuition fees.

Public reactions

Allan Byamugisha Tibaringanira:

"Many of us are victims of eating school fees but we are now important to our families. He needs counselling just and this will be his testimony."

Tuti Tuti:

"Let him abandon the course at KYU and start carrying luggage at Arua park. Even after studying, there are no jobs."

Maggie Nampijja:

"I am glad he is still alive. May the parents receive him calmly and speak to him well into serious academics."

Musa Lemeri:

"He thought he could make a profit from the tuition of other non-educational programs but he ended up in trouble. Let them forgive him."

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Family had been in the dark

According to The Independent, the student had momentarily reported at a local police station shortly after he was detained by Bet City Uganda’s management.

The betting firm arrested him after learning that he had attempted to steal from the company but released him after they decided not to pursue the case further.

Osuta's family only came to learn that he had disappeared after a classmate called the father inquiring about his son's whereabouts.

“His classmate called our father informing him that his contacts were off and since then we have not heard from him,” his sister Gloria Ekizi explained.

Osuta, who is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics at Kyambogo University, hails from Zombo district and lives in a rental house in Banda, a suburb on the outskirts of Kampala.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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