KAMPALA – Four people were on Thursday, April 23, charged with unlawful possession of Covid-19 car stickers.
Eddy Mataawe, Moses Mayengo, Henry Musoke and Wycliff Musinguzi appeared before Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court and were charged with unlawful possession of government stores.
It is alleged that on April 21 on Bunga-Ggaba Road in Makindye Division, Mutaawe and Mayengo being self-employed were found in unlawful possession of Ministry of works and Transport COVID-19 car stickers for the Media.
It is alleged that upon search by the detectives other stickers for Ministry of Works, the suspects were found selling the said COVID-19 stickers.
In another case, the state alleges that on April 20, on Lungo- Munyonyo Road in Makindye Division Musoke was found in unlawful possession of Ministry of Works COVID-19 stickers for a Manufacturing category which was pinned on motor vehicle UAG 344V
Prosecution alleges that on the same date at Kyanja Trading Centre in Kisaasi-Kira Division, Musinguzi was found in unlawful possession of 29 stickers of Ministry of Works in the category of door delivering companies-Food and medicine essentials, 14 other stickers in the category of manufacturing, three stickers in the category MINI Health Emergency response and three others in the category of fuel all of which were stored in a motor vehicle UBG 933M and some pinned on the said vehicle.
The four accused persons confessed committing the crime before trial Magistrate Stella Amabillis.
The magistrate remanded all the accused persons and directed the prosecution to present the exhibited stickers before sentencing before sentencing the convicted persons.