KAGADI-UGANDA/NEWSDAY: A birthday party raid by the Uganda Police Force has left 240 people in detention for flouting the covid19 regulations.
Police rounded up the suspects on Saturday night on Divine guesthouse in Kagadi town, taking suspects who were attending a birthday party organized by Joachim Ategeka in contravention of the ban on social gatherings
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network on Monday that they got information about the birthday party and planted informants to monitor the situation and inform the police.
“We raided the guesthouse at around 11pm and found hundreds of people gathered including juveniles,” Hakiza said.
Hakiza says they are planning to caution and release the suspects on police bond since they are unable to accommodate them in the police cells. He warns members of the public to desist from flouting the COVID-19 guidelines and directives put in place by the government to curtail the further spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
In January, police in Hoima arrested 14 people who were allegedly participating in an illegal dance party. The dance party that attracted over 200 people took place in the home of Rogers Kansiime, a resident of Kidoti cell in Hoima East division.
Police raided the party venue at around 2 am and arrested the suspects. Police also impounded the music system and 10 motorcycles that were found parked at the party venue.
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