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40 Remanded in Jinja City For Violating Curfew

The suspects were arrested on Tuesday during police-led operations aimed at cracking down curfew violators in Budhumbuli and Wanyama zones within Bugembe ward in Jinja City.
Relatives look on as their loved ones are being ferried to prison.
40 people in Jinja City have been remanded for engaging in acts likely to cause the spread of a contagious disease.

The suspects were arrested on Tuesday during police-led operations aimed at cracking down curfew violators in Budhumbuli and Wanyama zones within Bugembe ward in Jinja City.

They were detained at Nalufenya police station and later produced before the Jinja Grade One Chief Magistrate Ronald Kamya.

The Jinja Central Police Station acting police commander, Maurice Niyonzima says that the operation which started at 11:00 pm to 4:00am 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 stressed that, much as the curfew starts at 9:00 pm, some elements within the communities would team up with criminals, to rob unsuspecting residents.

The accused persons who all pleaded not guilty to the charge were remanded to Kirinya prisons until June 14.

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