L-R Police officers Habib Roma, Ben Odeke, ASP Fred Tumuhairwe and ASP Patrick Muramira in the dock at Buganda road court on Friday. They were charged and remanded to Luzira for torture and causing grievous harm to one Geoffrey Byamukama the mayor of Kamwenge district. PHOTO BY ABUBAKER LUBOWA

Cops who were included in the torment of Geoffrey Byamukama the Mayor of Kamwenge are showing up in court today.

Byamukama is among the many suspects held regarding the murder of former Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Andrew Felix Kaweesi in March.

The officers, still anonymous and unnumbered by publication time will be tried the court, as indicated by the new AIGP Asan Kasingye.

The AIPG told Kampala Sun News in a message, “(The) Police officers who tormented Mayor Byamukama will be charged today (Friday) at Buganda Road Court.”

It ought to be reviewed that before, in the heat of public outrage, taking after the emergence of terrible photographs showing the torture of Mayor Byamukama, the police quickly denied the cases.

The AIGP later said the Byamukama had sustained what he called “shallow injuries” during his capture at the Ministry of Lands office in Kampala, which injuries were exacerbated by his long suffered medical condition that he declined to name.

He also added that Byamukama tried to fight and resist arrest when he understood that he was being headed to Jinja (Nalufenya) and not the police headquarters in Naguru as he had been told.

This he says is the manner by which he sustained the injuries.

Byamukama who was not able to stand or walk without being helped by someone was treated at Nakasero Hospital before being taken to Nalufenya.

The public trial of the ensnared cops is considered an effort to save the face of the police force which has taken several hits of late out in the public domain, as claim trickled in perpetually of the police torturing its prisoners.

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