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Police nets 180 at city carnival

By Andrew Ssenyonga

Added 11th October 2017 09:44 AM

A number of those arrested are accused of petty crimes, such as pick pocketing, snatching phones and handbags, vandalizing cars and disobeying security orders.

Police nets 180 at city carnival

A number of those arrested are accused of petty crimes, such as pick pocketing, snatching phones and handbags, vandalizing cars and disobeying security orders.

CITY CARNIVAL | ARRESTS

Over 180 suspects are in police custody over crimes committed during the Kampala City Festival.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima said the suspects were being held at various police stations in Kampala.

Kayima said although the event was successful with no serious crimes, a number of those arrested are being accused of petty crimes, such as pick pocketing, snatching phones and handbags, vandalizing cars and disobeying security orders.

"We have screened them. Those with simple cases were released. The rest will be arraigned in court," Kayima said.

Meanwhile, Police also registered a total of 60 cases of child disappearances due to negligence by parents.

"By Monday, 55 children had been reunited with their families. The remaining five were picked up from CPS yesterday morning," he stated.

Kayima warned the public against taking their children to search events.

"We are in talks with the organisers of the carnival to start separating the venues for children and adults," he said.

 

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