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Police admit torturing Kamwenge mayor

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Police has acknowledged the torture of Godfrey Byamukama, the mayor for  Kamwenge Town council saying he is one of the suspects in the murder of Assistants inspector of police Andrew Felix kaweesi his body guard Kenneth  Erau and his driver Godfrey  Mambewa.

Mr. Byamukama was arrested from the Ministry of Lands along Parliamentary Avenue on the April 5, 2017 however police Spokesperson Asan Kasingye described the situation where the suspect and the two police officers who arrested him went into a scuffle with the suspect when he realized that he was being driven to Nalufenya other than Naguru police headquarter as earlier informed at the time of arrest.

He added that he sustained injuries and the police has offered him the best medical care at Nakasero Hospital and has been discharged and will be getting a periodic review at the same hospital.

“Police officers who inflicted injuries on Mr. Byamukama have been arrested and have been subjected to professional police unit for  the investigations and promised to prosecute them for acting  outside the acceptable standards and  the law of this country’’. Kasingye said

Further he emphasized that   whoever tortures a suspect shall not hide behind various liabilities instead he will be charged individually under the Anti-Torture Act.

“’We reassured the country that the Uganda police force will ensure that its standards are followed and allow the rule of law to prevail’’. He stressed

 

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