Police of Kampala is hunting for local artist Pius Mayanja alias Pallaso who is accused of violating the set Covid19 guidelines and subsequently resisting arrest.
The singer is said to have disappeared with police handcuffs on his hand.
Reports indicate that at around 12:46 am, Police in Makindye received a disturbance call from residents of Luwafu zone, that a group of unruly people had gathered at the home of the local musician Pallaso.
“Our team responded to the scene and found the allegations to be true; a group of over 30 people had gathered, playing loud music, drinking and not following the safety guidelines issued by the ministry of health on curfew and public gatherings.” Said deputy KMP spokesperson ASP Luke Owoyesigire in a statement
Owoyesigire said that the police team commander reached out to Pallaso and his group to reduce the volume and reminded them of the guidelines but while he was still talking to them, the group became violent something that prompted Police to arrest the musician and a one Henry Kasozi.
“However during the arrest of Kasozi, Palaso whisked away with Police handcuffs on him and Police is currently looking for him on charges of escaping from Lawful custody and obstruction.” Said Owoyesigire
Police has preferred to investigate allegations of obstruction, inciting violence and doing a negligent act likely to spread an infection of a disease
The suspect Henry Kasozi is detained at Katwe Police Station pending prosecution.