Two men are custody at Kira Road Police Station after they were found armed and hoodies which were banned by President Yoweri Museveni.
The president ordered police to arrest anyone found wearing hoodies in the wake of former Arua legislator Ibrahim Abiriga’s assassination. It is alleged that his killers were wearing hoodies and traveling on motorcycles.
This also extends to driving, riding while putting on anything that can conceal obscure facial disposition.
However, Mr. Museveni faced criticism when he recently hosted American rapper at State house and the guest wore a hoodie.
According to police, the suspects who were apprehended this morning are Elias Elibu and Charles Emeru. The duo was arrested along Bukoto Road by a response team led by DPC Kira Road Police SP. Michael Kasigire and two SAR riffles recovered.
Upon questioning the suspects told police they belonged to Tactical Security Services a local private security company based at Mutesa II Road in Ntinda.
There arrest also comes as a result of social media concerns by some security loving citizens about some unknown hooded armed men travelling on the Kyanja- Kisasi road using a motorcycle registration number UEU 497T carrying guns.
The security company was contacted, verified the identities of the security guards and cautioned about the general standard procedures required of all Private Security Organisations (PSOs).