After coming under intense pressure from the public, police has finally admitted that some of its own officer erred and beat up supporters of Forum for Democratic Change strongman Kizza Besigye.
Yesterday police descended on innocent civilians on Gayaza road as the lined the road to catch a glimpse of Dr. Besigye as he returned home from two months remand in Luzira prison.
In a video that went virally, policemen on the escort vehicles that had accompanied Besigye from High Court were seen canning even innocent civilians who were going about their activities.
In the latest event, Police Deputy Polly Namaye says that police has written to NBS Television requesting for the video so that police officers involved are brought to book. She also further appealed to those who were beaten to report at Police Professional Standard Unit in Bukoto.
“The Uganda Police Professional Standard Unit is investigating yesterday’s incident involving police officers. Members of the public affected in this incident, are encouraged to make a report at PSU at the head office in Bukoto” Ms Namaye said on the police official twitter handle.
Namaye said the video will enable investigators identify the officers involved and evidence of what transpired.
The video that sparked off debate among members of the public on how they are viewed and treated by police, left police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga speechless as he couldn’t explain the incident but rather went aloof with himself hanging up on journalists who inquired about the incident.