Security operatives in Kagadi have detained 149 people in an operation mounted on Saturday night to curb the breaking of the presidential guidelines on COVID 19.
Suspects were last night on Saturday arrested in a night dance club at Devine Bar breaching the standard operating procedures set to lessen on the spread of the deadly COVID 19 pandemic after a tip off by the concerned citizen whose identities were not revealed for security purposes.
Among the 149 arrested, 34 were females while 115 were males and majority being juveniles and school going children.
Suspects say they were invited to a birthday party of their colleague but on reaching the gate, they found a different story that involved dancing, drinking among others.
One student who spoke to this website said that they paid 3,000 shillings to enter and that the organizer promised them security after telling them that he had paid the security officers.
“The suspects were impounded dancing, drinking while others were in acts of immorality” according to police.
Geoffrey Businge the Kagadi Town council chairperson LCIII said that people had started relaxing and doing away with the Standard Operating procedures and that this should act as an eye opener to those who had relaxed.
Lillian Ruteraho the Kagadi district RDC and also the chairperson COVID 19 taskforce confirmed the incident and also said that all juveniles will be handed over to parents on caution while the 19 above the age of consent will face court for prosecution.
She cautioned parents to be cautious of their children in nurturing them spiritual wise.
Lillian further says that they have been mounting operations and few arrests were being recorded but this has beaten their understanding saying that this has been the biggest arrests made ever since COVID 19 hit the country.
Of the 149 arrested, only 19 will be taken to court for prosecutions while the 130 juveniles will be set free.
Police is also hunting for the owner of the Bar who is still at large.