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Three arrested over vandalizing electricity lines

Mutesi adds that acts of vandalism are the lead causes of frequent load shedding and are in turn slowing down the process of connecting electric power to their targeted beneficiary communities.
Some of the vandalized items at Busembatia police station, courtesy photo.

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Police officers deployed on a highway police patrol in Bugweri district, on Saturday night arrested three youths whom they accused of vandalizing electricity power lines in the area.

They were arrested while ferrying three vandalized rolls of electricity wires on a  Isuzu Elf series truck, with registration number; UAT 525S.

The suspects who were arrested in Namunyumya trading center, in Namalemba sub county, in Bugweri district are Rodgers Musuubo, Rajab Kageere and Rasuri Mugwana.

The suspects are being detained at Busembatia police station, pending further investigations into the matter.

Mary Mutesi, the supervisor of the rural electrification program in Bugweri district says that the suspects have been vandalizing electricity lines in several villages, before smelting the same to make saucepans and other metallic implements.

Mutesi adds that acts of vandalism are the lead causes of frequent load shedding and are in turn slowing down the process of connecting electric power to their targeted beneficiary communities.

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Meanwhile, Busoga East's police spokesperson, Diana Nandawula says that the suspects will face two counts of vandalism and connivance with intent to frustrate implementation of government projects.


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