Police in Nsangi has confirmed the arrest of 45 people who were found at the home of musician Mathias Walukaga located in Maya sub-county, Wakiso district.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesman ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, police mounted the operation at around 12: am following a tip-off that a group of people had gathered at the musician’s home “for a reason not yet known.”
Owoyesigyire noted that the 45 were arrested for defying Covid-19 guidelines.
“At least 45 suspects, most of them residents of Kawempe Division, were arrested and are currently detained at Nateete Police Station and Nsangi Police Station on allegations of doing negligent acts likely to spread an infection of a disease,” Oweyesigyire said in a statement
Walukaga, the police spokesman said, wasn’t arrested since upon seeing the officers he ran inside his house.
The suspects are being detained at Nateete police station and will be arraigned in courts of law at any time, he said.