By Regina LALAM
“We are suspecting students from a nearby school or youths from Pajule to have been responsible for the fracas,” Pader CLO predicts.
Pader – 31, May 2021: The Uganda Police in Pader are holding two suspects and investigating what caused damages to properties worth over shillings 100 millions.
Tai Ramadhan Al Mahfemauzu, the Pader district police commander (DPC) says they have arrested two people. They later launched an investigation into the fracas which took place on Friday and Saturday nights, respectively.
He added that people want to drink and dance yet the guidelines for Covid-19 prevention do not allow dancing and being in a crowd of more than 200 people.
Mr Okello Tonny, a businessman in Pader town says he has made a loss of more than UGX500, 000 in a single night. Okello adds that the fracas which took place is more like “an organized crew” similar to “Agu” (street kids). This incident is majorly found in developing towns.
“I don’t blame the organizers of the occasion but rather blame the people who went for the function without being invited,” he said, asking for compensation to their damaged properties.
Oyet Francis, who’s the Community Liaison Officer (CLO) Pader, says it is not yet clear who the people responsible for the havoc were.
“We are suspecting students from a nearby school or youths from Pajule to have been responsible for the fracas,” he stated.