Crime & Investigation

Mbarara: Police Nets Sex Workers in Night Swoop

Police in Mbarara last night arrested over 20 sex workers around Mbarara town during one its ongoing operation to ‘cleanse’ the Municipality.

The DPC Mbarara Jaffar Magezi says while police has no problem with the sex workers and their business, more about these often connive with other criminals especially car robbers at nightspots.

Speaking to press at Mbarara Police Station, the RDC Capt Martha who is spearheading the operation said the suspects were picked from the areas of Kijungu,  Kajogo, Byafura, and Bagdad in Lugazi, and Kakoba divisions.

Mbarara RDC Capt Martha Asiimwe speaks to some of the suspected at Mbarara Police on Friday

Mbarara RDC Capt Martha Asiimwe (in Kitengi) speaks to some of the suspected at Mbarara Police on Friday

Meanwhile in the operation, the RDC revealed, more suspected criminals from neighboring Congo, Rwanda and Kenya were arrested.

Interestingly, Capt Asiimwe noted, one of the suspects arrested yesterday, a few weeks earlier had been beaten to death by an angry mob.

“These people are interesting,” she said. “This man was recently beaten by a mob until he died. Police came and took his body to Mbarara Hospital Mortuary, but somehow he resurrected and now we have arrested him again.”


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