Katwe division police commander, David Epedu, Ndeeba police officer in charge Mugira Kato and a police field unit commander identified as Isabirye have been arrested over the demolition of St. Peter’s church in Ndeeba.
The police officers were arrested for negligence of duty as they failed to stop the demolition.
The police commanders were arrested alongside 11 others who partook in the demolition job.
They are; Kawooya Mohammad, Bbosa Muniru, Kiberu Amza, Mutebi Abbasi, Bulega Ali, Matovu Simon ,Kalika Ali, Mujuzi Andrew, Ssekito Badru, Isirinya John and Maruti Bashir.
According to Police, governmentstopped any land evictions or demolitions in these Covid-19 times.
This comes after wide social media condemnation of the demolition of the historical worship place.
Christians in the Ugandan capital, Kampala’s suburb of Ndeeba woke up to the shock of their demolished church.
Anger has spilled over to social media sites as many mourned the destruction of St Peters Church Ndeeba.
St Peters has been one of the oldest churches in Uganda.
According to reports, court bailiffs first attempted to demolish this place of worship in March, but were stopped by police while they presented a court eviction order.
The reports add that the church will be replaced by a huge commercial building.