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
Drivers stranded at Jinja Road police station
At least 53
drivers spent Monday night at Jinja Road Police Station for violating the night
The drivers were picked up a few hours after Police Spokesperson
Fred Enanga said they would arrest people found violating the 9 pm curfew
announced by President, Yoweri Museveni in March this year as part of the
COVID19 preventive measures.
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 officer, who is also an operations commander
of the City policing divisions, said several drivers ignored the police warning
thinking it would be business as usual. In one of the pictures
and video footage released by the senior policeman, dozens of drivers are seen
stranded at Jinja Road police station and roadblocks near the station.
video was recorded past midnight, according to the officer.
them spend the night in their cars. By midnight we had about 53 drivers at
Jinja Road Police Station only. Other drivers were arrested by Katwe, Nateete,
Kawempe and Kabalagala policing divisions. We are yet to get the figures,” the
Police Spokesperson, Fred
Enanga couldn’t be reached for a comment on the operation by the time of filing
Senior Staff Reporter
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.