Earlier this year, we were treated to dramatic scenes when Ugandan singer, Pius Mayanja alias Pallaso claimed he had been a victim of xenophobic attacks which almost claimed his life in South Africa.
Last evening, he survived arrest when police raided his home in Makindye, a Kampala suburb after they were tipped that he had organized a house party disobeying the Ministry of Health guidelines to contain the spread of coronavirus in Uganda.
The musician is said to be on the run after he allegedly escaped with police’s handcuffs.
Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire said police raided Pallaso’s home at around 12:46am when they got reports that agroup of revelers had gathered at the singer’s home.
“At around 12:46 am, police received a disturbance call from residents of Luwafu zone , that a group of people had gathered at the home of one Pallaso. We responded to the scene and found the allegations to be true,”Owoyesigyire said.
He said police found over 30 people at the scene playing loud music and drinking which contravenes the presidential guidelines on the spread of Coronavirus in Uganda.
While addressing the group, they reportedly became violent which prompted the police to arrest Pallaso and a group of other people. However, in the process, Pallaso reportedly managed to escape with Police handcuffs.
Moments later, Pallaso live streamed himself Wednesday evening holding the said handcuff. He said he was having dinner with his family members and some few friends when police raided his home.
Mr Owoyesigyire, however, said detectives were hunting for the singer on charges on escaping from lawful custody, obstruction, inciting violence and being negligent.