Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire has confirmed the arrest of 45 people during a midnight raid carried out at singer –turned politician Mathias Walukagga’s home in Nsangi.
According to the police, the arrest was informed by their informants about a group of people who had gathered at Walukagga’s home,while they partied, thus, going against the Covid-19 guidelines that restrict mass gatherings in one place in a bid to fight the wide spread of the pandemic.
Walukagga reportedly detected danger as police entered his home premises and hid in his house during a raid.
Owoyesigyire revealed that the ‘Palamenti Yafe’singer managed to escape the arrest but 45 other suspects were rounded up and are being detained at Nateete Police station on allegations of negligent acts likely to spread an infection of a disease.
“Police in Nsangi have today 03.02.2021 at around 12am carried out an operation at the home of Mathias Walukaga located in Maya Sub County Wakiso District.At least 45 suspects , most of them residents of Kawempe Division were arrested.”