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Four police officers charged over torture of Kamwenge Mayor

Four police officers have been charged and remanded to Luzira Prison for the alleged torture and causing of grievous harm to Kamwenge District Mayor Goeffrey Byamukama.

The mayor had been arrested from the Ministry of Lands office in Kampala in connection with the murder of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

The accused D/ASP Patrick Muramira, D/ASP  Fre  Tumuhairwe, Habib Roma and Ben Odeke appeared before Buganda Road Court Cheif  Magistrate Jamson Karemani and denied the charges.

Prosecution led by Nelly Asiku says that on April 5, 2017 at Ministry of Lands  in the office of commissioner William Turyomurugyendo within Kampala District, the accused persons picked Byamukama and  unlawfully used iron bars and batons to beat him which caused wounds on his knees and ankles.

Court also heard that the accused committed the said offenses while in the course of performing their duties as they transported Byamukama in a police van Reg. UAT 460Y.

The victim 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 said torture.

They return to court on May 30, 2017 for their bail application.

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