GRANTED BAIL; The four police officers suspected of torture in the dock before magistrate Jameson Karemani

The Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Jameson Karemani has granted bail to the four suspects connected to the torture of Kamwenge Mayor, Godfrey Byamukama.

Appearing before chief magistrate, Assistant Superintendent of Police Patrick Muramira, ASP Fred Tuhairwe have been told to deposit two million shillings each, while their co-accused Habib Roma (driver) and Ben Odeke were ordered to deposit one million shillings, their passports and national identity cards with the court.


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The four were arrested two weeks in relation with the torture Byamukama, who was arrested from the ministry of lands along parliamentary avenue on April 5, 2017 by two police officers on allegations that he was linked to the murder of Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi, body guard Keneth  Erau and his driver Godfrey Wambewa that occurred on the March 17 at Kulambiro, a Kampala city suburb.

Before arrest, security officers informed byamukama that they were taking him to Naguru police headquarters to ‘explain some issues’ however they drove him to Nalufenya police station and detention center where he was tortured and sustained injuries on his body.

On Friday 26 may 2017, chief magistrate Karemani charged them with one count torture contrary to section four of the prevention and prohibition of torture act 2012, infliction of grievance harm contrary to section 219 of the penal code act and remanded them to Luzira prison.

Mr. Byamukama is still undergoing ‘medical supervision’ at Nakasero hospital.



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