By Judith Nasenya
The District Police Commander (DPC) Bukedea district has been dragged to Police Standards Unit (PSU) Soroti for continuous harassment of Bukedea County MP’s driver.
Darlington Akabwai, driver of Hon. Bosco Ikojo accuses DPC Ezra Tugume of harassment and torture.
In a complaint filed at Soroti PSU branch under file reference number; PSU/SRT/GEF/01/2021, Akabwai accuses Tugume of arresting him and six others on Presidential and Parliamentary election date with no charges preferred against them.
“The DPC got the seven of us standing at Akuoro Primary School in Bukedea Sub County, Bukedea district and ordered his police to arrest us,” Akabwai told this reporter in a phone interview this morning.
Akabwai who is still nursing injuries he sustained from Tugume’s beatings in Kampala said he together with 6 colleagues were released the following day on police bond but without any charges preferred against them. They also did not record any statements.
On the 20th of January during the LCV, Mayoral elections, the same DPC again accosted Akabwai as he delivered Declaration Forms of one of the LCV aspirants for Bukedea district, Moses Olemukan.
“On 20th of January, the DPC again found me at the gate to the Tally Center delivering Declaration Forms of Candidate Olemukan Moses to our Agent at the Tally Center. He wanted to arrest me but because there were many people, he got a stick and started caning me in front of many people,” Akabwai reveals.
Akabwai now wants the PSU to tell him what crime he has committed that DPC Ezra Tugume continuously harasses him calling him “My usual suspect.)
Efforts to get a comment from the Police Public Relations Officer East Kyoga, David Ongom Mudong were unfruitful as he never responded to our repeated calls on his known Telephone Mobile number.