The Entebbe District Police Commander (DPC) Godfrey Ninsiima has refuted information circulating, that there is curfew in the lakeside town, following the serial murders of women in the area.
“We are trying to sensitize people, the situation is under control and no one has been told to close at 7pm as it is being said,” DPC Ninsiima, who was appearing on a local TV station this morning, said.
He urged the public to remain calm saying that the Special Forces Command (SFC) and the police’s Flying Squad had beefed up patrols in Entebbe.
The DPC also explained that police had mooted a number of initiatives to curb crime that has so far seen 20 women murdered in Entebbe and Nansana in Wakiso district.
“We are not using sex workers; they are members of the public and we are involving them because they are vulnerable,” he said, adding: “We have singled out to ten households and assign teams to monitor them and report back to police’’.
Further, Ninsiima said that police officers are briefed first before being deployed to discourage extortion.
Meanwhile, Mr. Ninsiima has refuted allegations that police ‘abandoned’ security minister Lieutenant General Henry Tumukunde, who was in Entebbe holding a meeting with the municipality mayor Vincent Kayanja de Paul, saying by coincidence the police had an earlier meeting scheduled with the IGP, General Kale Kayihura.
Against such a background, residents of Entebbe have criticized the security agencies, with many saying they are parallel operations being carried out, which have not provided answers to their concerns.