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Police disrupts National Unity platform event in Jinja over unlawful assembly.

25 March, 2024

Police in Jinja fired live bullets in the air to disperse a crowd that turned rowdy as three National Unity Platform (NUP) supporters were being arrested for staging an unlawful assembly in Buyengo town, Jinja district on Sunday evening.

James Mubi, the Kiira region police spokesperson says the trio organized a football tournament but were holding placards while inciting violence in the neighborhood.

Mubi identifies the suspects as Stephen Ochen, Fred Lutaaya and Bashiru Kabaseke, further explaining that they were led by their team leader Samuel Akalyamawa the district councilor representing Buyengo Town Council who fled the scene.

A Tata Vehicle registration number UPF 583 and motorcycle registration number UDM 418V that were allegedly used to ferry people from various areas of Busoga sub region have also been impounded.

Police have preferred charges of obstructing police officers while on lawful duty against the suspects.