According to Nduhura, the suspects were locked up in the building by security guards for unknown reasons.
Police with suspected thugs found locked inside City building
Central Police Station –CPS has launched a manhunt for security guards accused
of locking up suspected thugs in a City building.
It follows the arrest
of 30 suspected thugs from Platinum Complex in
Nakasero on Thursday night in an operation led by Ivan Nduhura, the Officer in Charge of
Operations at Kampala Central Police Station.
According to Nduhura, the suspects were locked
up in the building by security guards for unknown reasons.
guards are being paid by Kifeesi boys to lock them up in buildings in town. We
just picked over 30 from platinum complex Nakasero. Definitely they are against
MOH [Ministry of Health] standards of social distancing,” Nduhura said.
Adding that, “The guards escaped. But we have been told that these
30 suspects paid Shilling 1000 each in order to be locked inside.” The suspects
have since given uncoordinated accounts as to why they had been locked up
inside the city building.
they had nowhere to sleep and feared being beaten by security officers on
patrol. It is unclear how the suspects ended up in the building president,
Yoweri Museveni ordered the closure of nonfood outlets as part of the measure
to stop the spread of the Covid19 pandemic.
Two days ago, a Joint Security Task Force–JTF
arrested three suspected thugs for using the current lock down to break into
shops in Kampala. Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson,
identified the suspects as Gerald Sunday, Nensi Magisibo and Abasa alias
Onyango said the trio was picked up by a team
led by Nduhura on Wednesday night. The suspects were allegedly found with
breaking implements targeting several shops a long Ben Kiwanuka Street. The items included hammers, machetes, knives,
metals and drugs.
“Investigations are still ongoing and the trio
will be arraigned before courts of law after consulting with the state attorney
on the charges preferred,” Onyango said. According to police records, Sunday was
remanded to Luzira prisons last year for shop breaking.
week, the Chief of Defense Forces–CDF Gen. David Muhoozi appointed Col. Mike
Waneiroba as new commander of Local Defense Units –LDUs. His major role is to
ensure shops and merchandise of non-food traders are secured from thugs.