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Jinja District Commissioner Eric Sakwa remanded to prison until May 3 over man slaughter

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Jinja Resident District Commissioner Eric Sakwa has been remanded to Kirinya prison until May 3 over allegations of man slaughter.

Sakwa has been accused of using high handedness in implementing government work.

He was accused of torturing former Forum for Democratic Change party president Dr. Kizza Besigye.

He was recently accused of torturing a pastor in Jinja. However, he has been at logger head with politicians in Jinja.

Jinja grade one Magistrate Court remanded Sakwa to Kirinya prison until 13 May, 20 on three charges.

Magistrate Happy Anne Komuhangi charged Sakwa with two others who include Kazimbyewa Bumali and Isimba Muhamadi all residents of Jinja town with Man slaughter, attempted murder and robbery.

It is alleged that early this month Sakwa and his colleagues while implementing presidential directives on #Covid-19 especially curfew beat now late Charles Isanga of Lwanda in Mafubira sub-county after they found him still operating a bar past curfew hours.

The deceased Isanga was admitted to Jinja hospital where he passed on.

Sakwa was arrested by police from Jinja led by Kiira region police commander Paul Nkore from a radio station in Jinja town (NBS FM) where he was conducting a show about the progress of district #Covid-19 Task force.


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