Easter Violence Claims 46 Lives: Police Arrest 52 Suspects

In Summary
  • 46 lives lost during Easter due to violence.
  • Police arrested 52 suspects, including 20 hardcore criminals.
  • Crime increased to 62 cases; two hardcore criminals neutralized.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga
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Police have revealed that 46 lives were lost in different incidents that happened during the Easter festivities throughout the country.Easter festivities were conducted from Friday last week to Monday in honours of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and also as a conclusion to the Lenten season of devoted prayer, fasting and penitence by Christians across the world.

Fred Enanga, the Police Spokesperson while addressing the media at Naguru this morning noted that among the deaths they registered 10 murders by mob, 8 aggravated murder and 8 murders as a result of domestic violence during Easter celebrations.He however says that 52 suspects were arrested due to different crimes committed while other 20 hard core criminals who were waylaying travellers in areas of Nansana, Matuga, Mabanda, Gombe, Kito and Chez Johnson around sir apolo Kagwa road.

Enanga further adds that there has been an increase in the crime committed this year totaling to 62 cases compared to 44 incidents in the 2023 Easter holiday.During the operations two hardcore criminals were put out of action in an attempt to use pangas to attack the police following the outcry from the civilians around Chez Johnson that a group of criminals waylaid them on there way to and back from work.

The two suspects who were put out of action include Ssekyanzi Vincent alias Tata toppi and his accomplice who had no documents on him.According to intelligence, Ssekyanzi Vincent has been on the wanted list, who attacked a woman at Mawanda road Nsoba, and Chinese national around Sheraton.And the recent one of the lady around public service offices where he jumped and kicked her on the head and took off with her property on a waiting motor cycle.