The High Court will on July 10 hear an application lodged by suspects in the murder of the deceased Assistant inspector General of Police (AIGP) Andrew Felix Kaweesi, seeking medical check-ups and compensation for torture, allegedly committed by members of the Uganda Police.
The suspects, 13 in number, claim they were tortured at the police detention facility at Nalufenya, and now want court to order they be treated for wounds sustained and also be compensated.
However, following the allegations of torture by the apparently haggard suspects when the appeared before the Nakawa Court Magistrate Noah Sajjabi, the police came out and issued a statement denying any culpability.
‘We would like to inform the public to ignore these baseless allegations and to reassure them that we do remain committed to ensuring that the rights of suspects and accused persons in police custody continue to observed, respected at all times’, a statement signed by the police spokesperson Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Asan Kasingye,’ read in part.
Kaweesi was killed by unknown gunmen on March 17 and since then dozens of people have been arrested and allegedly tortured by security personnel on suspicion of having participated in the murder of the former Police Spokesman alongside his driver Geoffrey Mambewa and bodyguard Kenneth Erau as they left Kaweesi’s Kulambiro home.