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