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Over 100 theft cases registered during swearing in day

Over one hundred theft cases were reported during and after the swearing in ceremony of President Museveni Yoweri at Kololo grounds on Thursday.

“The ceremony was however peaceful because of stringent measures administered on patrolled vehicles and motorcycles.  Besides the different intentions amongst the public, an incident room was opened up to facilitate any crime incidences,” said Patrick Onyango, Spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Police.

A total of 35 cases were registered;16 cases of mobile phones theft, 14 cases of general theft, 2 cases of simple robbery and inciting violence, a forgery case, 2 cases in possession of suspected materials like (handbags) . And 20 people lost their identity cards.

Also 55 suspects were arrested along Jinja road on accounts of pick pocketing (snatching phones and handbags) and 105 arrested at City Centre after the ceremony. All the suspects will appear in Luzira Court with concrete exhibit today however different suspects will be stationed at different courts since they skipped court bails and police bonds.

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