Police officer held for raping suspect

Police in Mbale District is holding a police officer attached to Sukari Police Booth in Namakwekwe Ward, Northern Division on charges of raping a suspect in custody.

The Elgon region Police Spokesperson, Suwed Manshur confirmed the arrest today and identified the suspect as, Joel Magombe, 37, who allegedly committed the offence on last night.

Manshur said that preliminary investigations indicate that the suspect persuaded the woman, whom he didn’t name, to go and spend a night at his home instead of transferring her to the central police station. Manshur also said that the suspect used that advantage and allegedly raped her at night.

The victim had been arrested over failure to pay a debt she had borrowed from a Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization-SACCO. Manshur added that the suspect will be charged with rape after investigations into the matter are complete.

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