Police in Kampala Metropolitan area is investigating circumstances under which St. Peter’s Church of Uganda, Ndeeba, was demolished this morning disregarding government directives that stopped all evictions during this COVID19 period.
Katwe Police Station got information of the demolition at 0100 hours and a team was dispatched to the scene.
Police were not informed about the eviction and demolition as the practice is.
Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango revealed that when police men reached at the scene,they found people demolishing the said church and arrested 11 suspects.
The suspects have been identified as Kawooya Mohammad, Bbosa Muniru, Kiberu Amza, Mutebi Abbasi, Bulega Ali, Matovu Simon ,Kalika Ali, Mujuzi Andrew, Ssekito Badru, Isirinya John and Maruti Bashir.
They are currently detained at Katwe Police Station to help with investigations. The suspects are charged with malicious damage to properties.
Police impounded two motor vehicles that were recovered from the scene and these are Reg. No. UAY 796N canta white loaded with metals,UBG 682Q Tractor/ Engineering plant (excavator).
Police Officers who were supposed to provide security to Church properties but failed to do so were also arrested.
They include: DPC Katwe, SP Epedu David ,OC Station Ndeeba Police Station, ASP Mugira Yeko Kato, Field Force Unit (FFU) Commander KMP/South Region, ASP Isabirye Kaloli
They are being charged with neglect of duty.
Police has warned the general public who are planning to evict people during this period of COVID19 that they risk being arrested and charged in courts of law if they go ahead with their intentions.