Robbery Suspects Act (Chapter 123)

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Uganda

Robbery Suspects Act

Chapter 123

  • Commenced on 1 June 1972
  • [Up to date as at 31 December 2000]
  • [Note: This version of the Act was revised and consolidated by the Law Reform Commission of Uganda.]
An Act to provide for dealing with persons suspected of having committed robbery and for matters connected therewith.

1. Interpretation

In this Act, “security officer” means any member of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces, the Uganda Police Force or the Uganda Prisons Service.

2. Use of force to arrest robbery suspect

Notwithstanding section 16 of the Penal Code Act, where a security officer has reason to believe that any person has or is about to commit the offence of robbery within the meaning of section 285 of the Penal Code Act and that person refuses or neglects to submit to arrest by any person or does any act calculated to evade arrest, then the security officer may use any force he or she may deem necessary to prevent the escape of that person.