Police has finally released a statement on allegations that it’s officers used an iron hand as they tried to arrest celebrated local singer Pius Mayanja alias Pallaso for defying curfew rules put in place by the country’s fountain of honor Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
Pallaso had earlier on released a series of videos showing the way Police officers had intruded his home, beat him up and tried to enforce an arrest for allegedly failing to respect curfew time.
And now perhaps after learning about Pallaso’s social media rant on a live Facebook video , Police through it’s Deputy Public Relationship Officer Afande Luke Owoyesigyire has released it’s version of the story
According to the Deputy PRO Kampala Metropolitan Police, Officers in Mkaidye received a call from residents of Luwafu zone , that a group of unruly people had gathered at the home of Palaso.
Police responded to the public call and went to Pallaso’s home only to find a group of over 30 people gathered at Palaso’s place playing loud music , drinking alcohol and not following the safety guidelines issued by the ministry of health on curfew and public gatherings.
Police in a statement says that the team commander reached out to Palaso and his team to try and reduce the volume of their music and also reminded them of the guidelines that prohibit gatherings similar to theirs. However While still addressing them the group became violent something that prompted Police to arrest Palaso and Henry Kasozi .
Afande Luke Owoyesigyire further reveals that during the arrest of Kasozi , Palaso whisked away with Police Handcuffs on him.
Police is currently Looking for him on charges of escaping from Lawful custody and obstruction.
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