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JUST IN: Two Arrested in Kampala over Aggravated Torture Video Circulating On Social Media

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The Old Kampala Police have arrested two men in connection with an aggravated torture video circulating on social media suspected to have been shot on February, 3rd 2024 in Kampala.

 

According to Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Opanya Darius and Azabo Samuel were arrested today, 4th June, 2024 and are being held at Old Kampala CPS.

 

He says that it is alleged that on February 3rd, 2024, the two suspects had a misunderstanding with a one Kitooke Isaac, an 18-year-old, and assaulted him using a long stick while confining him with building iron bars atop a building they were guarding along Nakivubo in Kampala city, which was under construction.

 

The video began circulating on social media last week, prompting the police to open a general inquiry file.

 

“After identifying the suspects, the police traced and apprehended them,” says Owoyesigire.

 

He also reveals that the victim has been issued a Police Form 3 for a medical check-up.

 

The main suspect according to Owoyesigyire is not a police officer but a local guard identified as Opanya Darius, whom the victim refers to as “Commander Ivan” in the video.

 

He says Azabo is suspected to be the one who recorded the video.

 

“The two suspects have confessed to the actions portrayed in the video and have been charged with aggravated torture,” says owoyesigyire.

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