Fred Enanga, the Police spokesperson said that the Inspector general of police instructed the director of operations AIGP Edward Ochom to change tactics and start arresting and seizing all properties and gadgets in such bars that continue defying the COVID-19 guidelines in place.
“Specifically we’re looking for riders, who obscure number plates. This is a crime according to the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998. The number plates of motorcycles used in these crimes are always obscured by the criminals." -Luke Owoyesigyire.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, says that the suspects were picked up in an operation following a public outcry by residents of Masaja, Salaama, Mutundwe and Bunamwaya parishes in Makindye division.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said over the weekend, that Police arrested Karungi Peter alias Other-Boys, a resident of Bweyogerere who has confessed to the murder, claiming that the producer had declined to pay his money.
Naboth Mpeirwe, a Biology and Chemistry teacher was reportedly attacked by a group of thugs at the baseball Court of Kyambogo University who had the intention of robbing him. However, during the scuffle, he was hit with a blunt object on the head which left him unconscious.
Owoyesigyire says detectives from Natete Police station visited the scene and recovered two bullets cartridges from a pistol and unspecified items from the deceased's vehicle as part of the exhibits in the ongoing investigations.
Rashid Mulindwa, one of the deceased's close friends, suspects that the assailants were thugs who came disguised as artistes. He said the killers vanished with some studio machines after their mission.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said the drugs were recovered during an operation mounted in the area following a tip-off from locals about vehicles seen ferrying suspected stolen drugs in the area. According to residents, the drugs were offloaded from trucks at around 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says that the unknown cyclist attacked and stabbed police constable Ismail Menjar, who was on duty enforcing the curfew on Friday evening.
Kampala metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said that 50 suspects were picked up in one bar called Garage located in Ntinda-Kigowa zone Nakawa division in the ongoing night operations of raiding bars that are still operating.
According to Owoyesgyire, there are no reported deaths or injuries since all workers vacated the factory on time. "It’s under control. But these people should also be vigilant about their neighborhoods. For instance, how do you set up a factory in a residential area?” asked Owoyesigyire.
Uganda has maintained a nighttime curfew running from 9 p.m. until 5: 30 a.m. every day, as one of the measures put in place by the government to restrict movement and control the spread of coronavirus disease. The movement of motorcycles is restricted to 6 pm.