Police in Kampala are hunting for musician Pius Mayanja aka Pallaso on charges of escaping from lawful custody and obstruction.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, Pallaso fled in handcuffs after police raided his home in Makindye for hosting a group of unruly people.
Owoyesigyire said 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 one Pallaso.
The team responded to the scene and found the allegations to be true, a group of over 30 people at Luwafu in the home of Mayanja Pius aka Pallaso had gathered, playing loud music drinking and not following the safety guidelines issued by the ministry of health on curfew and public gatherings.
The team commander reached out to the singer and the team to reduce the volume of their music and reminded them of the guidelines that prohibit gatherings similar to theirs.
While addressing them the group became violent, something that prompted Police to arrest Pallaso and Henry Kasozi.
However during the arrest of Kasozi, Pallaso escaped with Police Handcuffs on him and Police is currently looking for him on charges of escaping from Lawful custody and obstruction.
Police have preferred to investigate allegations of Obstruction, inciting Violence and doing a negligent act likely to spread an infection of a disease.
The suspect, one Kasozi Henry, is detained at Katwe Police Station pending prosecution.