By Babirye Sania
Four Police officers who are accused of touring the mayor of Kamwenge Geoffrey Byamukama have been granted bail by Buganda road court.
Chief magistrate Jamson Kareemani has released D/ASP Patrick Muramira and D/ASP FredTumuhairwe on a 2 million cash bail each while the other two Habib Roma and Ben Odeke have been granted a one million cash bail.
The magistrate has ordered them to deposit their national identity cards, passports to court and temporally bared them from accessing their former place of work until investigations into the case are complete
The four have also been ordered to report to court twice every week starting on the 16th of June 2017.
On Friday last week the four were charged with two counts of torture and causing grievance harm and pleaded not guilty
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 Reg . UAT 460Y.