3 Police Commanders in Kampala have been netted for illegally aiding court bailiffs in demolishing st Peter’s Anglican church in Ndeeba in the wee hours of Monday.
They include Katwe division police commander David Epedu, Ndeeba Police office OC Mugira Kato plus eleven others have been arrested on orders of Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Moses Kafeero, over the demolition of St. Peter’s Church in Ndeeba.
Fuming residents and Christians at Ndeeba woke up to the shocking incident of the church demolition that started on Sunday at about 11:30 pm and proceeded till 1 am on Monday morning.
Residents who witnessed the incident claim a group of police officers and the military stormed the church area in the dark of the night with over 10 vehicles and graders and started blasting the church structure attracting the attention of many people.
The church leaders accuse a tycoon identified as Dodo of instigating the demolition exercise under the guise that he purchased the land.
They allege that dodo even possesses a fake land title that he apparently obtained from the family to the previous owner called Nsubuga Duncan now deceased.
Nsubuga reportedly donated the said land to the church who collectively built the structure that has since stood for over 40 years.
Recently the lands Minister betty Amongi banned any land transactions and evictions during the lockdown and night hours saying the process is illegal and will be considered null and void.
However, in July 2020 , Kamya issued guidelines for evictions stating that no such procedures will happen at night, over the weekends, or public holidays when courts are closed.
She recommended that they only happen on working days between 8 am and 6 pm with a court order.
Katwe Division Police Commander, David Epedu, three of his juniors and eleven others have been arrested on orders of Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Moses Kafeero, over the demolition of St. Peter’s Church in Ndeeba.