In unprecedented shift of events, the Uganda Police Force (UPF) has admitted that its two officers harmed and inflicted grave injuries on Kamwenge Mayor Geoffrey Byamukama.
The two heartless cops are Fred Tumuhiirwe and Ronnie Byenkya.
When reports of his arrest and torture while at Nalufenya- a now feared facility first circulated, police vehemently denied his whereabouts.
Yesterday when an online website, The Investigator published Byamukama’s rotten pictures, police has now come up to acknowledge his arrest and torture.
The sickening pictures aroused rage from the public questioning how stonehearted police can be.
Medics at Nakasero Hospital where Byamukama was admitted said that his legs could be amputated.
Read our previous https://trumpetnews.co.ug/2017/05/11/kaweesi-murder-public-outrage-kamwenge-mayor-sickening-torture-pictures/
AIGP- Asan Kasingye, the spokesman of this questioned institution has said that the officers who tortured Byamuakama have been arrested and placed under investigations by Police Standards Unit.
In a statement obtained by TrumpetNews, Kasingye says;
The Uganda Police Force would like to draw your attention to the reports of alleged torture of Mr. Geoffrey Byamukama, the mayor of Kamwenge town Council and now one of the suspects in the murder of late AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, Corporal Erau and Constable Mambewa.”
“We wish to inform the public that Mr. Byamukama was arrested by the Police from the Ministry of Lands office along Parliament Avenue on 5th April 2017.
After the arrest, two of our officers and the suspect got involved in the scuffle on the way to Jinja after Mr. Byamukama realized that he was not being taken to Naguru Police Headquarters as earlier informed at the point of arrest. The suspect sustained superficial injuries in the process which were aggravated by his medical conditions which we cannot divulge here.
Police has given Mr. Byamukama the best medical care possible at Nakasero Hospital in Kampala. He has been discharged and will be getting periodic reviews at the same facility.
However, our officers who inflicted injuries on Mr. Byamukarna have been arrested, and have been placed under investigations by our Professional Standards Unit. Police has in the past demonstrated that it internally investigates and takes stern measures on its officers who carry out their duties outside the acceptable standards and laws of this country, and we shall do the same in this case.
We take observance of human rights during arrest and dentition very seriously and all our officers are put on notice that whoever tortures a suspect will not hide behind vicarious liability but will be charged individually under the Anti Torture Act.
We reassure the country that the UPI will ensure its standards are followed and that the rule of law prevails, which includes continued observance of the laws of Uganda and International statutes in the handling of suspects in our custody.