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57 Arrested in Kabale Police Operation

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By APN Reporter

Police in Kabale district are having in detention 57 people in detention who were arrested in an operation last night a head of Easter festivities.

38 of those arrested are Males while 19 are females and most of them were picked from Bombcha night club and Oasis pub in Kigongi ward, central division in Kabale municipality.

Kigezi regional police spokesperson Elly Maate says that the operation was aimed at arresting suspected criminals who hide in happening places and later attack and rob night travelers.

Maate says that police was forced to carry out an operation following an outcry by dwellers on the increase of theft and burglary among other cases. He says that all of suspects failed to explain exactly where they stay neither displaying any identification to the security operatives before they were arrested.

He adds that the suspects who are currently being detained at Kabale Central Police Station will be screened and others will appear before courts of law to answer the charges accordingly after investigations into the matter are complete.
He also noted that the operation will be rolled out in all areas of Kabale in order to have peaceful celebrations.

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