February 23, 2024

Police to arrest Ugandans misusing What’s app, Facebook & twitter

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KAMPALA

Just hours to the swearing in of President elect Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the Police have vowed to deal with criminal elements who are still bent on carrying out acts of sabotage.

According to the Uganda Police Spokesman Fred Enanga, the Police has been deployed all over Kampala to react to any form of criminality and violence.

Enanga says that their cybercrime teams as security are monitoring and trolling social media for any acts of cyber harassment, misinformation and disinformation campaigns. 

He said that for instance they are aware of plans by some criminals to falsely declare “as dead” some of the cultural leaders and opposition politicians to purposely incite the public. 

“We are also tracking down negative elements, rallying disgruntled supporters and fans, on social media and inviting them into disruptive behaviours, towards the swearing-in” he said. 

Enanga warns all perpetrators of violence that their criminal acts will definitely attract sanctions and consequences.

Enanga said that the Police have 41 suspects in custody so far for inciting violence and holding unlawful assemblies in Kabalagala and they will be produced in court.  

He therefore asks all persons who are hinged on promoting acts of violence to desist from such ill-intentions, to avoid the full wrath of the law.

Meanwhile the Police are investigating the origin of the fire that burnt vehicles at Uganda Registration Bureau Offices at Georgiana House in Nakasero Kampala last night.

Enanga also said that criminal elements also set petrol bombs on Government cars including that of former Jinja RDC Eric Sakwa.

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