Julius Osuta, a first-year student at Kyambogo University who went missing after losing his tuition to sports betting, was discovered by police officials in the Arua Park area of Kampala.
Ostia was discovered on Wednesday and turned over to Jinja Road Police, according to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire. Today, he’ll be given over to his parents.
“Osuta claims he dropped out of school due to stress after losing his tuition expenses in sports betting. In a statement, Owoyesigire added, “We have encouraged his parents to provide him with prompt psychosocial care.”
On April 7th, 2022, Osuta was reported missing at the Kyambogo police station. After a day, he reappeared before disappearing again.
He is said to have gambled Shs 620,000 sent to him by his father on April 7, 2022.
Osuta’s sister, Gloria Ekizi, said the family first learned of his absence from a classmate who called his father to inquire about Osuta’s whereabouts.
Osuta, a Zombo district native, lives in a rented house in Banda, a Kampala suburb, while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in statistics at Kyambogo University.
Moses Kyambadde, a Ndejje University student, committed himself two years ago after allegedly losing Shs 1 million in sports betting.