Last Updated on: 22nd August 2023, 09:58 am
Jinja I No more jokes. The Kiira Regional Police Command conducted operations in Mafubira and Bugembe ghettos where dozens of opium smoking characters were collected.
These so-called ghettos are suspected to be harbouring notorious characters that have terrorized residents in and around the city – SP James Mubi, PRO of Kiira Regional Police said.
According to SP James Mubi, 28 and 16 suspects were smoked out of the ghettos of Mafubira and Bugembe in Jinja city, respectively.
In the intelligence-led operations, the suspects were caught red-handed enjoying opium, which has become their delicacy.
Opium, according to health experts, acts as a catalyst for committing crimes like rape, defilement, fighting, theft, land grabbing, and child neglect, among others.
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Newly posted Regional Police Commander, SSP Rogers Sseguya in his 100 days in office has vowed to dismantle all ghettos in the region that hide suspected wrong people.
He promised to ensure day and night foot and motorized patrols are conducted under tight supervision.
From June 2023 to date, eighteen suspected notorious characters are on remand at Kirinya Prisons over charges of aggravated robbery.
“Jinja Police call upon members of the public to always avail the police with relevant and timely information of evidential value to have these culprits prosecuted successfully in courts of law,” PRO said.
The Deputy RCC in charge of the Northern Division Lydia Kalemera has welcomed the development, which she says will go a long way to restoring hope among the Wanainchi.
Kalemera has also commended the Police and the entire sister agencies and stakeholders whose efforts are already yielding results.
Insecurity has been an issue of concern among leaders and members of the public who will now have reason to smile following the heightened patrol and surveillance.