Sheikh Yusuf Balinda, the Imam of Lira P. 7 mosque has been arrested by police in Lira over allegations of human trafficking.
Robert Abak, the Lira Resident District Commissioner confirmed the report saying the police with its sister security agencies are carrying out investigations over the allegations that Balinda has been trafficking girls to countries in the United Arabs Emirates.
The police however are yet to comment on the issue. North Kioga region police spokesperson David Ongom Mudong promised to get back to us when we contacted him over the matter.
By the time of filing this report, Balinda’s phones were off.
He is reportedly being held at Lira Central Police Station.
We are following this story and will let you know of the latest developments.