By David Omoding
A 30 year old business man hawking silverfish has accused Kibuku police officers for assaulting him and robbing his Shs580,000 on Wednesday evening last week.
Julius Kisadha, a resident of Bulyagana Village, Wailama Parish, Mpungwe Sub County in Mayuge District said after selling his silverfish at Goli Goli Sub County on his way to his friend’s home identified as Enos Lyadda, a resident of Katiryo 1 Zone Kituti Sub County, he was blocked by Kibuku patrol police car at Kanyoro Swamp.
He said the officers pounced on him and beat him up at about 7:30pm, where he sustained bruises.
He said after flogging him, the officers bundled him with his motorcycle registration number UAE 445H, onto the patrol vehicle. However, upon arriving at Kibuku health center main gate, he was dumped and the officers sped off with his motorcycle.
ASP Godfrey Tumusiime, the acting Kibuku District Police Commander when contacted denied the accusations arguing instead that police just helped Kisadha after he was involved in an accident.
He said the motorcycle is being kept at CPS.
Kikomeko Mwanamoiza, the Resident District Commissioner, Kibuku said she was not aware of the incident but pledged to follow it up.
This is not the first time police in Kibuku are accused of torture, in May a 50-year-old journalist, Musa Kamoi accused police for beating him up allegedly on orders of Deputy CID Kibuku, identified as Stephen Bangire for appearing at police station asking questions about a story on cattle theft in the district which ended in a murder.
Police was also accused for allegedly having a hand in the death of Anthony Wandera 24, a bodaboda who died at Buseta trading center during lockdown.
In July, over 40 residents of Lwatama sub county accused police for beating and arresting them for allegedly blocking the road.
They were later released after allegedly paying 50,000 each.
President Museveni while giving his security address last Saturday warned security agencies against disrespecting the human rights of Ugandans and other people in the country.
“Nobody should be in the uniform of the army when they don’t respect the people of Uganda. When you’re in the army don’t bark at people, don’t beat people or even criminals. Don’t beat children. Nobody should beat any Ugandan. Human rights of the people of Uganda were one of main reasons why NRM went to the bush and fought for all those years,” Museveni said on Saturday evening.