Disobedience of President Museveni Directives lands 17 people in court, remanded

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Seventeen people were yesterday produced in court in Kabale where they were charged with disobedience of lawful orders.

Kigezi Regional Police Spokesman Elly Maate told this Online Publication that the 17 people were arrested by the Police after they were found walking during curfew hours.

Maate said the suspects were picked from areas of Northern and Southern Division within Kabale Municipality deep in the night towards midnight and they included 15 men and 2 women.

Maate said that the Police will not hastate to arrest whoever is found disobeying President Museveni Directives without lawful excuse and they will take them to answer charges in court with fear or favor.

On Sunday, April 19th, 2020 President Museveni announced the extension of the night curfew across the country saying that it was a tool to minimize night robberies by criminals and therefore who is found walking aimlessly between 7:00 pm and 6:30 am should be arrested. Maate said that although the Police have tried to sensitise the general public using Radio Stations, some people have refused to listen and that is why Police moved in to start arresting them so that the rest can learn from them.


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