Officers accused of torturing Kamwenge Mayor produced in Court.

By Ruth Anderah

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

Byamukama is said to have been tortured after he was arrested in connection with the murder of Police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

The accused appeared before Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Jamson Karemani and were charged with 2 counts of torture and causing grievous harm.

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 has heard that the accused committed the said offenses in the course of performing their duties as they transported Byamukama to the police station.

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.