Kawempe police station in Kawempe division, Kampala has this evening been placed under lockdown following an incident in which a suspect tested positive for Covid19.
In a statement released by Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said that ” At the moment, we are not registering new cases at the station but attending to emergencies only.”
The station is temporarily closed until it is sanitized.
According to Police, A male Juvinile suspect aged 15 years, a resident of Bwaise village, was arrested on allegations of defilement of a three (03) year old girl.
“The investigations into the alleged defilement were concluded and the suspect was produced at Nabweru court and remanded to juvenile remand home at Naguru,” reads part of the statement
Onyango said that when the suspect was taken at the Juvinile facility, the officials demanded for COVID 19 negative certificate before he could be admitted.
Police took him for testing and the results indicated that he was Covid19 positive.
“The child is yet to be transferred to Entebbe Grade B Hospital for treatment,” he said
The Ministry of Health there after took samples from all the staffs of the police station, family members and the suspects in custody for testing.
“We appeal to members of the public who want Police services or have cases to register to go to the nearest Police Station within their localities or any Police station under Kawempe,” said police