Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has lodged a complaint before the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC), among other things demanding that he be paid Shs700 million by police following his brutal arrest last Thursday.
Last week Lukwago was arrested just outside his home in Wakaliga and detained at Nagalama police station for a whole day, and police has since charged him with holding unlawful assembly, ostensibly for mobilizing the public against the removal of the presidential age limit.
And, appearing at the UHRC headquarters in Kololo, Lukwago said the Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura should be answerable for the brutal way he was arrested.
“Why doesn’t the IGP get summoned to answer,” Lukwago said, adding: “What hurts me most is the brutal arrest and the police squeezing my private parts; I have been a subject of ridicule, it pains me, and it has gone deep into my heart.”
Last Thursday several political leaders were arrested among them Democratic Party (DP) President Norbert Mao, former Kumi MP Patrick Amuriat, political activist and FDC strongwoman Ingrid Turinawe and some KCCA councilors.