Dickson Nabimanya, the officer in charge of Nawaikoke Police Station says that the affected police personnel were isolated a week ago after presenting with COVID-19 symptoms. They have since tested positive for the virus.
A detective, who spoke on condition of anonymity, so as to speak freely on the matter told URN that Ajalu was picked up on a tipoff from community members who alerted police on his plan to sell off his child for unspecified reasons.
It is reported that the child Juliet Nakyaki, from Bumera C Village in Mutumba sub-county had gone to fetch water from Lake Victoria on Friday evening, when a crocodile attacked her. Fishermen mounted a search for the deceased’s remains since Friday night but only managed to recover part of them from a swamp one the lakeshore on Sunday morning.
While cargo trucks, pickups and motorcycles were given a green light to easily proceed, occupants of private vehicles and pedestrians who were not in the category of essential workers were tasked to adduce movement permits.
JohnBosco Nyenyeri, the area LC1 Chairperson says it is a big tragedy to the village since Byakatonda was the only elder of that age remaining in the area.
He suspects the deceased could have committed suicide due to frustration since he was staying alone in his house and had no one to take appropriate care of him.
They are reported to have locked themselves in the bar and retained the watchman to alert them in case of any eventualities. However, the residents within the neighboring community contacted police personnel who arrested them at 1:00am.
The angry residents had attempted to lynch him on allegations that he had made it a habit to routinely batter his wife and children on a daily basis.However, police officers dispersed the crowd and arrested him.