The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says the police officers were picked up for failure to provide security to Church properties.
Three police commanders have arrested for
failure to stop the demolition of St. Peter's Church of Uganda, Ndeeba in the
wee hours of Monday morning. The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson,
Patrick Onyango, says the police officers were picked up for failure to provide security
to Church properties.
They are David Epedu, the Katwe Divisional
Police Commander, Mugira Yeko Kato, the Officer in Charge of Ndeeba Police
Station and Isabirye Kaloli, the Kampala Metropolitan South Region Field Force
Unit-FFU Commander. According to Onyango, the officers have been charged with neglect
Onyango also reveals that they have picked up
eleven suspects in connection to the incident. They are Mohammad Kawooya, Muniru
Bbosa, Amza Kiberu, Abbasi Mutebi, Ali Bulega, Simon Matovu, Ali Kalika, Andrew
Mujuzi, Badru Ssekito, John Isirinya and Bashir Maruti.
Onyango says the suspects are currently locked
up at Katwe Police Station on charges of malicious damage to properties. He also
reveals that police recovered motor vehicles Registration number UAY 796N loaded
with metals and excavator registration number UBG 682Q.
“We want to warn the general public who are
planning to evict people during this period of COVID19 that they risk being
arrested and charged in courts of law if they go ahead with their intentions,”