40 Arrested for Violating Curfew in Jinja

The suspects were arrested from the suburbs of Budhumbuli and Wanyama in Bugembe ward, Jinja city on Tuesday night.
Some of the suspects at Nalufenya police station.
Police in Jinja City have arrested people for violating the 9:00 pm night curfew.  The suspects are being detained at Nalufenya Police Station.

The suspects were arrested on Tuesday night from the suburbs of Budhumbuli and Wanyama in Bugembe ward, Jinja City. They were accused of operating shops and street vending beyond 9:00pm.

Rahmah Namuddu, a resident of Wanyama zone says that several cases of theft were being recorded during curfew time, prompting residents to alert police.

“Much as most of us lock our houses at around 9:00 pm, thieves normally orchestrate syndicated robberies at around 11:00 pm which necessitated us to alert police,” she says.

The Acting Jinja Central Police Commander, Maurice Niyonzima says that the operation which started at 11:00 pm to 4:00 resulted from endless complaints by the residents, who accused some members of the business community of not adhering to the curfew restrictions which had, in turn, caused cases of insecurity.

Niyonzima says that the suspects' file has been processed and forwarded to the state attorney for legal advice.  


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