- Published on Saturday, 18 August 2012 18:06
- Written by Cliff Lule
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The Police in Kampala have blamed the recent upsurge in crime cases around Kampala to former inmates who are given lenient sentences to serve behind bars.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Andrew Kaweesi noted that several of the hardcore criminals currently terrorizing residents of the city are former inmates, especially from Luzira prison.
"Many of the criminals we hunted down years ago are back on the scene after completing their short sentences," Kaweesi observed.
He made the remarks mid-week in a press briefing at Central Police Station (CPS) in Kampala.
He said the police had established a special unit under the criminal investigations department (CID) in Kampala to crack down on crimes in the city.
Kaweesi, however said once nabbed, the criminals will not enjoy the 48 hours mandated in the Constitution to be produced in court for prosecution.
"There will be delays in prosecuting them because if we are to give them the 48 hours to be produced in court, we shall not succeed in interrogating them," he revealed.
Source: New Vision