TORTURE AND STATE SECURITY INSTITUTIONS

Court extends bail for suspects in Kamwenge mayor’s torture case

By Sania Babirye

The case in which Four Police officers are charged with touring the mayor of  Kamwenge Geoffrey Byamukama has been adjourned to the 11th of july 2017 as investigations into the case continues .

The suspects including   D/ASP Patrick Muramira, D/ASP FreTumuhairwe, Habib Roma and Ben Odeke had appeared before  Buganda road court  chief  Magistrate Jamson Kareemani for extension of their bail.

The four were charged with  two counts of torture  and causing  grievance  harm which charges they deny .

Prosecution led by Nelly Asiku states that on the 5th/April 2017 at Ministry of Lands  in the office of commissioner William Turyomurugyendo within Kampala district, the accused picked Mayor Byamukama and  unlawfully used iron bars and batons to beat him   thereby causing wounds on his knees and ankles.

 The officers allegedly committed the said offenses while in  the course of performing their duties  as they  transported Byamukama in  police van  registration number  UAT 460Y.

Mayor  Byamukama was  hospitalized at Nakasero Hospital  for several days where he was being treated for the wounds he allegedly sustained as a result of the torture.

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