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53 drivers spend night at Jinja Road police for violating curfew

Some of the drivers at Jinja Road police station

Some of the drivers at Jinja Road police station

At least 53 drivers spent Monday night at Jinja Road police station for violating the night-time curfew.

The drivers were arrested a few hours after police spokesperson Fred Enanga said they would arrest persons found violating the 9 pm curfew announced by President Yoweri Museveni in March this year as part of the COVID-19 preventive measures.

A police officer, who participated in the operations said that commanders from the Field Force Unit (FFU), general duty police, traffic police and Local Defense Unit (LDUs) agreed to start impounding vehicles at around 10 pm since there was too much congestion on the roads.

The officer, who is also an operations commander of the city policing divisions, said several drivers ignored the police warning thinking it would be business as usual. In one of the pictures and video footage released by the senior policeman, dozens of drivers are seen stranded at Jinja Road police station and roadblocks near the station.

This particular video was recorded past midnight, according to the officer.

“We made them spend the night in their cars. By midnight we had about 53 drivers at Jinja Road police station only. Other drivers were arrested by Katwe, Nateete, Kawempe and Kabalagala policing divisions. We are yet to get the figures,” the officer said. 

Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga couldn’t be reached for a comment on the operation by the time of filing this story. 



+1 #1 WADADA rogers 2020-10-13 20:41
AM trying to understand why the Police works in a segregative manner, why is it that you never arrest me yet i am always on the road, i usually leave for office at 8Pm and return home at 4.30am, why do you fear me and instead go for the small fish
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0 #2 WADADA rogers 2020-10-13 20:44
But any way, the police always creates such avenues in order to help their officers secure money for school fees forgetting that what they are taking is also school fees for somebody else, its never a coincidence that their operations coincide with a demand for expenditure.
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0 #3 Hum 2020-10-14 11:22
There is a
lot of segregation they arrest us to rob us of our hard earned.

In Bahai post whoever pays money is released without delay and those who don't pay yet have genuine reasons are treated like serious criminals.
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