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Martyrs’ Day: Police Registered 46 Cases Down From 89 In 2018

The Uganda Police Force has  congratulated  all members of the public upon  successfully commemorating  the annual Uganda Martyrs Day, which was celebrated yesterday 3rd, June,2019, at Uganda Martyrs Shrines Namugongo.

In a statement dated 4th June, ACP Polly Namaye (in featured photo), the Deputy Uganda Police Force Spokesperson said: “The Police noted that the number of reported cases reduced from 89 cases in 2018 to 46 cases in 2019, of these 46 cases, 40 are reports of suspected stolen mobile phones, 2 cases of impersonation, 2 cases of suspected stolen, 1 assault, and 1 counterfeit where a suspect was arrested selling soda property suspected to be fake. We have in custody a total of 11 suspects, while two have been given police bond.”

Uganda Martyrs Shrines are some of the most recognized shrines in Africa. The activities of the celebration include religious sacraments such as baptism and prayers  but are not limited because the pilgrims also find time to play, tour and enjoy the eats and drinks on display .

Namaye noted that Police’s traffic and road safety desk registered two serious accidents at Kyaliwajala trading center and along Jinja highway at Namanve.

“64 cases of missing children were reported in total, to our Child and Family Protection Unit desk at Namugongo.  62 of these children were recovered. Of these 58 were reunited with their families, 4 are still with our Child And Family Protection Office at CPS Kampala , two children are still missing namely Kwikiriza Batesa and Kibalama Joshua,” she added.

She thanked all the security agencies, dignitaries and members of the public for the unprecedented hard work and cooperation in ensuring the success of this year’s celebration.

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