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Bullets Rock Fort Portal as Police Arrest Suspected Criminals

Rwenzori West, Community Liaison Officer Solom Mugisa says that the police officers were compelled to fire bullets after the suspected criminals around Mpanga Market tried to resist their arrest.
07 Oct 2019 18:11
Relatives and friends of the suspected criminals at Fort Portal Polie Station. Police says 24 suspects were arrested on Monday afternoon.

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There was a stampede on Monday afternoon in Fort Portal town as police fired live bullets in a massive crackdown on suspected criminals. 

Rwenzori West, Community Liaison Officer Solom Mugisa says that the police officers were compelled to fire bullets after the suspected criminals around Mpanga Market tried to resist their arrest.  

Mugisa says that 24 suspects were arrested during the operation, including some names that appeared earlier on Police's wanted list and believed to be behind a number of crimes that have been committed in the town and Kabarole district since this year started.

Mugisa noted that some of the crimes include murder, rape, theft of bodabodas and livestock, robberies, and house-break-ins. He added that at least five people have been killed in Kabarole district over the past two months.

Following Monday's arrests, Mugisa explained that all the suspects will be screened for prosecution.   He also calls upon the public to work hand in hand with police by reporting all suspects so as to bring an end to a wave of criminality in the area. 

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