Osita Julius who went into hiding after losing tuition fees to betting was bailed out on Tuesday this week by the Woman Member of Parliament for Zombo district in West Nile.
Hon. Esther Afoyochan revealed when he heard about Osita’s story, she sympathized with him and requested all those with his whereabouts to link him to the student.
‘’Today we met Osita, the Kyambogo student who had gambled his school fees. He is very remorseful and will be sitting for his exams on come 25th of this month. We thank God for providing,’’ Hon. Afoyochan posted on her social media platforms.
Osita says on April 7, 2022, he received UGX 600,000 from his father in Zombo district as Tuition balance via Mobile Money.
“My father sent to me the remaining tuition of Shs. 600,000. I had already paid half of the money. So this money was not enough because I had to go and register with the university, clear the electricity bill, and pay for other things. I thought through betting, I would raise more money so that I can clear the remaining balances. Unfortunately, when I went there, I lost the money. When I told my father, he was so angry and I thought he was going to punish me. I feared and decided to hide,” he narrated.
The Kyambogo fresher went ahead and cautioned fellow students against Betting.
“I want to caution my fellow students that betting is not the source of wealth. You can bet your money and end up losing it and ruining your future. I don’t think I will do it again,” he concluded.
Osita Julius is the son of a primary school teacher in the Zombo district and he received 1milion Uganda shillings from the seating woman member of Parliament.