April 24, 2024

13 people arrested over illegal power connection

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Police in Luuka District in Partnership with Umeme, the utility supplier of electricity, have launched a crackdown on illegal electricity connections that has led to the arrest of 13 people in the area.

Umeme did this operation in Bulango Town council and other areas in Luuka district. The activity was done on Saturday.

Many people closed their businesses for fear of being arrested by the police. Some arrested people were taken to police because of tipping power connections from friends. 

The Busoga North regional Police spokesperson, ASP Micheal Kasadha, confirmed the arrest and operation, saying 13 suspects were in detention.

He added by telling our news reporters that “Following complaints from the community pertaining to power theft, we have conducted a joint operation with Umeme against illegal power connections in Bulanga Town council and other areas,”.

He said the operation was prompted by increasing complaints of illegal power connections registered in the district.

“The district has the highest number of illegal connections in the region. We have launched an operation aimed at arresting and disconnecting illegal users in all places,” ASP Kasadha said.
The police publicist urged the community to report illegal users to relevant authorities for action.

He said the suspects currently detained at Luuka Central Police Station will be arraigned in court as required by the law.

In conclusion, we encourage the civilians to get legalized power connections to avoid embrassments.

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