University student who disappeared after losing his tuition money to a bet has been found and released to parents

  • Ugandan student who disappeared earlier this month after losing R2500 intended for his tuition fees on betting has been found
  • Julius Osuta, a first-year student at Kyambogo University, was arrested by police officers from Arua Park in Kampala and handed over to his parents.
  • Osuta’s family didn’t know he was missing until a classmate called the father to find out where his son was.

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Julius Osuta, a freshman at Uganda’s Kyambogo University who disappeared on April 7 after losing his tuition fees, has been found and released to his parents.

Osuta was found today at Arua Park in Kampala and handed over to the police. Image: @dailymonitor.
Source: UGC

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

Found and returned to parents

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

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Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) spokesman Luke Owoyesigire told the media that Osuta had spent more than R2,500 on bets.

Osuta had received the money from his father with instructions that it was his school fees.

Audience reactions

@Allan Byamugisha Tibaringanira said:

“A lot of us are victims of tuition eating, but now we’re important to our families. He just needs some guidance and this will be his testimony.”

@Tuti Tuti commented:

“Let him drop out of the course at KYU and start carrying luggage at Arua Park. Even after graduation, there is no work.”

@Maggie Nampijja added:

“I am happy that he is still alive. May the parents receive him calmly and talk to him well in serious academics.”

@Musa Lemeri wrote:

“He thought he could cash in on tuition from other non-educational programs, but he got himself into trouble. They forgive him.”

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