COVID-19 CRISIS: DJ Nimrod arrested for distributing relief food

The Joint Security Team have arrested two suspects for defying the Presidential directives intended to curb the spread of COVID-19.

According to Spokesperson SP Patrick Onyango, the suspects are Disc Jockeys (DJ) Nabeta Nimrod also known as Dj Nimrod and Walakira Shafiq.

The duo were picked by security team from Makindye Division, Kampala while distributing food.
Its alleged that the Prime Minister’s office had given them permission to distribute the food that was donated by well wishers to all the DJs,” he said in a statement dated April 29.

Mr Onyango further noted that Nimrod instead of distributing food to the allocated group, he called people and started distributing it without observing the social distance.

“He was supposed to deliver the food to DJs without gathering a crowd and he did the opposite,” reads an excerpt.

Mr Onyango said that the suspect is currently detained at Katwe Police Station on charges of doing acts likely to spread infectious disease.

“Investigations into the allegations are underway,” he added.

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