Four people have been arrested for decampaigning govt food relief programme


Press Release
According to report released today 5th.April.2020 by Uganda police, Security has arrested four people in Natete over de-campaigning government relief food

A Joint Security team yesterday (Saturday, 4 April 2020) carried an operation and arrested four (04) men over alleged decampaigning of the government relief food distribution for vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 lockdown in Kampala and Wakiso.

The four suspects were nabbed at Mackay road, Natete, Kampala for inciting members of the public who are not eligible to benefit from the food distribution by the Office of the Prime Minister that started yesterday to benefit at least 1.5 million vulnerable individuals and confusing the members of the public that coronavirus doesn’t exist.

The four – Chief Moses Mbowa Moses , 42, a resident of Lusaze in Lubaga division, Eric Damba, 20, a resident of lungujja Kosovo, Decent Segujja , 30 , resident of Buddo and Nsanja Muhamud, 32 of lungujja kitonzi are currently being detained at Natete police station, pending the completion of the police investigations.
They are detained at Natete Police Station.
We have opened up inquiries against the accused person for doing a negligent act, likely to cause an infection of disease and inciting violence.

When the investigations into the matter are complete, we shall forward the file to the Resident State Attorney for perusal and advising on the next course of action. If it’s sanctioned, the suspects will be arraigned in court and charged accordingly.

We warn the members of the public to desist from such acts. The police will continue with its operations to weed out such wrong characters in the public during this coronavirus outbreak. Let’s join hands together to fight this pandemic.

SP Patrick Onyango


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