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48 in custody after wee-hour operations in Lira City 

Lira | At least 48 suspected wrongdoers are in the custody of Police in Lira City. 

The individuals were arrested as early as 6 am on Tuesday, Lira City Division Police Commander, SP Abel Rugaza told tndNews on Tuesday.

Those arrested, SP Rugaza said, are part of the gangs disturbing people’s peace and stealing from Lira City residents.

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Lira City has been infiltrated by young men and women who say they are “Owuwuk”. These are bad elements who, when they meet you at night, collect every valuable thing you carry.

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The owuwuks are simply thieves who have innovated their trade.

“They are 48 in number, among them are women who supply these drugs, buy and possess suspected stolen properties,” the Police commander said.

“They had hospital injection syringes, chloroform drugs, sharp implements that open cars, start motorcycles and break into houses, among other things found with them.

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Some of the items found in their possessions. Courtesy photo.

The arrests, SP Rugaza said took place in Central Park, Ireda Shamba; Obutuwelo, Camp Swahili and Pipe.

By press time, screenings were taking place at Lira CPS to identify them.

Last week, 39 members of owuwuk were arrested by the Lira City security team as Easter Holidays drew nearer.

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