“We used to have a cordial relationship with the civilians but out of nowhere, a section of youth started accusing us of fostering relationships with their girlfriends and in turn, created cliques of battering us within the trading centres which is really absurd,” he said.
Erick Kamugo, a driver and eye witness to the shooting claims that the security guard was guarding a vehicle in front of Mpologama and saw street kids tampering with it and asked them to leave in vain.
The CID notes that it was inappropriate for only prison officers to guard a detention facility that had 684 prisoners of which 107 were waiting to face Court Martial for engaging in armed robberies, gun violence and several of them were army deserters.
A police officer, who participated in the operations told URN this morning that commanders from the Field Force Unit- FFU, General Duty Police, Traffic Police and Local Defense Units –LDUs agreed to start impounding vehicles around 10 pm since there was too much congestion on the roads
The suspects were picked up in an operation led by Francis Olugu, the head of the General Crimes Desk against vandals targeting telecom masts in Western Uganda after it became apparent that there was deliberate interference with the MTN network.
They were supposed to be arraigned before the Grade I Magistrates court on Monday. But before the session, results from tests conducted after their arrest indicated that all of them were positive for COVID-19.
Over 30 candidates are vying for various political positions in Obongi district alone. But several of them have lodged complaints indicating that their supporters are facing harassment from security teams commanded by the Resident District Commissioner Gore Goffin.