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150 Arrested in Night Curfew Operations in the Albertine

Vincent Mwesigye, the Albertine Regional Police Commander-RPC told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Monday that the operations were conducted on Friday, Saturday and Sunday where they apprehended more than 150 curfew violators across the region.
Vicent Mwesigye,the Albertine Regional Police Commander while speaking to URN about the arrest and detention of the curfew violators.

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More than 150 people in the Albertine region are in trouble for allegedly violating the nighttime curfew guidelines. The suspects were picked up over the weekend in joint security operations involving the army and police in Hoima, Kiryandongo, Masindi, Kagadi, Buliisa and Kikuube districts.   

The officers mounted roadblocks on all major roads in the Albertine region. Vincent Mwesigye, the Albertine Regional Police Commander-RPC told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Monday that the operations were conducted on Friday, Saturday and Sunday where they apprehended more than 150 curfew violators across the region.

He says that during the operation they impounded 130 motorcycles, adding that the suspects include bar owners, motorists and some people who were found drinking beyond 9 pm. Mwesigye says most of the riders were found operating beyond 6 pm yet they were instructed to stop at exactly 6 pm.

According to Mwesigye, the suspects are locked up in various police cells in the region, adding that they will appear before the court on charges of violating the COVID-19 guidelines.  

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Mwesigye says that the operations will continue until the riders and drivers respect the curfew time.     He says that security agencies have intensified operations because of the need to remind riders and drivers to respect the curfew time as part of the measures to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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