Four police officers accused of torturing Kamwenge Mayor Godfrey Byamukama have been charged and remanded to Luzira prison.

Four suspects who allegedly tortured Kamwenge Mayor, Geoffrey Byamukama appeared  before the Buganda road today and were charged with 2 counts of torture and causing grievous harm.

The accused include D/ASP Patrick Muramira, D/ASP Fred  Tumuhairwe, Habib Roma and Ben Odeke.

Prosecution led by Nelly Asiku states that on the April 5th 2017 at Ministry of Lands 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.

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 have denied the offences and have been remanded to Luzira prison until the May 30th 2017 when prosecution will respond to their bail application.