Two Russians and a Uganda national have been arrested in Kitgum District for violating movement restrictions as part of the preventive measures to contain the spread of the corona virus disease pandemic.
William Komakech, the Kitgum Resident District commissioner, says the suspects were picked up on Sunday from Orom Sub County about 70 kilometers from Kitgum Municipality where they had reportedly gone to explore a new graphite site.
They include Gribov Vladislav, Kozhevin Viacheslav and their Ugandan driver, Joseph Aburek,
He noted that the Russians were being driven by a Ugandan national using a grey Prado Tx Vehicle registration number UG 2023C purportedly attached to State House.
According to Komakech, a background check revealed that the vehicle had private registration number UAU 258Z, which he suspects could have been with the State House registration plate.
He notes that the Russian suspects were also found in possession of passports, which indicate that they entered Uganda through Entebbe International Airport on March 23rd, few hours after the Airport was closed to international Passenger flights.
They have since been transferred to the Criminal Investigations Directorate in Kampala.
The RDC notes that one of the suspects, Gribov is the Director VLAVIC Way enterprise LTD and has been residing in SASA Guest house in Entebbe Municipality in Wakiso District while his partner was residing in Kampala.
Early this month, government announced a ban on both private and public transport with the intentions of stopping the spread of Covid19.