KABALE-Police in Kabale District have arrested a group of suspected thieves involved in trafficking in persons, kidnapping, and aggravated robbery.
The arrested individuals are identified as Bakerwa Henry (55), a resident of Rwamirindi cell Kayonza sub-county, Ntungamo district; Twesigye Bashir (41), a resident of Ruti in Mbarara district; and Twesigye Sam (38) from Kampala. All three are currently in custody at Kabale Central Police station, as confirmed by Elly Maate, the Kigezi region Police spokesperson.
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According to the Kigezi Regional police spokesperson ASP Elly Maate, the suspects, without any legal claim, carried out their criminal activities on the 10th of November 2023. On that day, they kidnapped and trafficked, Tusiime Bruce (29), a businessman residing in Katuna town council, Kabale District.
The perpetrators used a Toyota Wish with an unidentified number plate, covering the victim’s face with a sweater, tying him with a rope, assaulting him, and robbing him of five million shillings. Subsequently, they drove him and abandoned him along Katuna road before fleeing the scene.
Maate said that the suspects were arrested yesterday after the police identified the suspected grey Toyota Wish along Katuna road. The complainant positively identified the occupants as the ones who had kidnapped him, leading to their swift arrest.
Further investigations revealed that the arrested individuals had a history of robbing numerous people within Kabale town. They also faced additional charges related to stealing from motor vehicles.