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Suspected Criminals in Gulu Take Advantage of Curfew Hours to Commit Crime

Hon. Rose Lucaci, the Councillor III of Kanyagoga Parish, Bardege Division in Gulu Municipality told URN in an interview that ever since the enforcement of the curfew commenced, two cases of robbery have so far been reported to the area L.C.Is in her area.
04 Apr 2020 12:36
Emmanuel Mafundo, the Gulu District Police Commnader addressing Coronavirus Taskforce of Gulu

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Suspected criminal gangs in Gulu are taking advantage of the curfew hours around the country to commit crime.

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni issued curfew in the country from 7pm to 6.30am on March 30th as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID -19).

Hon. Rose Lucaci, the Councillor III of Kanyagoga Parish, Bardege Division in Gulu Municipality told URN in an interview on Saturday that ever since the enforcement of the curfew, two cases of robbery have so far been reported to the area L.C.Is in her area.

Thomas Raymond Opira, the L.C.I of Pabo Quarters, Layibi Division in Gulu Municipality revealed that on April 1st, they arrested one minor for stealing a bicycle during the curfew hours.

He says the minor was released after his parents negotiated with the owner of the bicycle. Opira adds that they have deployed their team on the ground to help curb down such vices.

Maj. Santos Okot Lapolo, Gulu Resident District Commissioner told URN in an interview that his office got intelligence report that these suspected criminals are robbing people who live on the outskirts of Gulu where patrol may not easily reach.

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He ordered the security enforcing the curfew to extend their reach in those areas where the suspected criminals are carrying out their activities.

Emmanuel Mafundo, the Gulu District Police Commander acknowledged the vice saying police patrol will reach further into the places where the vices are being perpetrated.

Mafundo also appealed to the local community to always report cases of theft and burglary during the curfew to the relevant authorities for immediate response.