KAMPALA – Police and the community have recovered all items that were taken away from the demolished St. Peter’s Church of Uganda on Monday, August 10,2020.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango said the items where recovered from Ndeeba Junior Primary School that belongs to Dodovic Mwanje on August 12.
“The items that were recovered are music equipment, wall clocks, carpet, flat screens, keyboard, piano, bibles, hymns books, uniforms among others,” he said in a statement.
Onyango further revealed that the items had been locked in the school hall but when police tried to locate the person with the keys, he ran away and they had to break in as per the law.
“No suspect was arrested in the premises while recovering the things,” reads an excerpt.
He added that the items have been handed over to the church leaders as
12 suspects have since been arrested including three senior Police officers and one KCCA director.
Lt Col Edith Nakalema who heads the State House Anti-Corruption Unit, said the President has directed for the prosecution of all those involved in the criminal case.
“The demolition was carried out on the night of August 9 with full knowledge of the DPC Katwe, OC station and all officers under them, contrary to the established procedures and guidelines of the Judiciary, Ministry of Lands and police,” she said.
She added that, ““We promise the church that all shall be done to bring the culprits to order,” she added. She revealed that the permanent secretary in the Lands ministry is working on details of the disputed land as investigations continue.”