KAMPALA – Police in Wandegeya have detained a man in possession of government stores.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson SP Patrick Onyango says Haruna Kasirye was arrested Wednesday April 15, 2020 at a check point as police enforced presidential directives on combatting coronavirus.
“It is alleged that on April 15 at around 1500hrs, D/CPL Amanya Bruce while at Wandegeya Traffic Lights check point stopped by a motor vehicle Reg. No. UEB 038V Toyota Wish with a view of establishing if the driver had a sticker allowing him to drive since use of private vehicles was banned,” Onyango said in a statement.
He added that Cpl Amanya searched the vehicle and found the driver in possession of a toy gun (pistol) black in colour and other stickers belonging to the government.
“The suspect claimed he was heading to give relief to the National Taskforce insisting that he should be allowed to proceed to Prime Minister’s office,” Onyango noted.
In addition, Onyango said that the suspect also had a UPDF identity card and tear gas Carnister.
“A lawful search was conducted where other items such a uniform similar to that of the UPDF (army green in colour) and Breaking implements were recovered,” reads an excerpt.
He noted that the suspect is currently detained at Wandegeya Police Station and is being charged with two counts being in possession of goverment stores and possession of breaking implements.
“The file is being processed and he will appear in court any time,” said Onyango.