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Suspected human trafficker arrested in Jinja

Police in Buwenge, Jinja district have arrested Abdallah Kirega, 35, on allegations of human trafficking and demanding ransom in exchange.

JINJA, UGANDA: Police in Buwenge, Jinja district have arrested Abdallah Kirega, 35, on allegations of human trafficking and demanding ransom in exchange.

Kirega who is currently detained at Buwenge central police station faces charges of promoting trafficking in persons, according to Kiira regional police spokesperson, ASP James Mubi.

Mubi in a police statement said that the suspect in December last year allegedly went in the home of Ruth Nabirye at Wamukolo village, Buwenge town council in Jinja district and requested for her son Paul Kasaata, 20, to go with him to Kampala for a job. 

“It’s alleged that in December last year, the suspect went in a home of Ruth Nabirye at Wamukolo village, Buwenge town council in Jinja district and requested for her son Paul Kasata, 20, to go with him to Kampala for a job,” ASP Mubi said.

After some time, police says the suspect Kirega started calling the child’s mother (Nabirye) to visit a witch doctor, Ngobi Muhammad or the mortuary if at all she wanted her son. Police started tracing the witch doctor and the suspect from all corners before arresting them.

“We started tracing the witch doctor at Bulebi village, Butansi sub county in Kamuli district and we arrested him. We got relevant information from him which enabled us to arrest Abdallah Kirega,” Mubi said before adding that, “to arrest Kirega police reached places like Masaka and arrested him from Nansana with a 17-year-old male juvenile whose identity has been concealed.”

ASP Mubi confirmed to Daily Express that the file was submitted to state attorney for perusal and guidance for the next step amidst emphasizing that police in Jinja will not relax in bringing security sanity in the district.

Meanwhile, Kiira police recovered five juveniles last year who were kidnapped with ill intentions. Mubi urged parents and guardians to always give words of wisdom to their children since criminals attract their attentions through seducing words.

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