By Babirye Sania
The Attorney General has been dragged to the High court by five suspects who claim to have been tortured by police while in detention at the now famous Nalufenya police station based in Jinja district
The five who are part of the many suspects charged with the murder of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi have been led by a one Godfrey Musisi Galabuzi.
According to documents before court the lead petitioner Galabuzi claims that police from the anti terrorism unit commanded by D/SSP Johnson Olal on the morning of the 23rd of March 2017 invaded his home and arrested him, his wife Grace Nankya and 3 of his workers and drove them to Nalufenya police cells.
He further explains that while at Nalufenya they were told that they did participate in the murder of Kaweesi and that his wife was responsible for cooking food and feeding the killers.
Galabuzi claims that they were promised large sums of money if they confessed to the crime before being subjected to assault and torture which included being placed in tinny congested and poorly ventilated rooms, fed on one meal a day and sprayed with toxic gas which suffocated them and affected their sight.
The suspects represented by Ladislous Rwakafuuzi a human rights lawyer claim that they were later charged with terrorism and murder but released on bond at Kira road police station.
That one of the suspect identified as private Musisi was later arraigned before Nakawa court and charged with conspiracy to murder while the remaining 4 suspects have never been taken to court.
The 5 suspects are now seeking court to hold the Attorney General of Uganda liable for the acts of the police at Nalufenya which they claim are degrading and inhumane .
The Attorney General has been given 15 days to file his defense.