8 February 2018

Uganda: Now, Police Drops Torture Charges Against Kirumira

Photo: Abubaker Lubowa/Daily Monitor
Former Buyende DPC Muhammad Kirumira surrenders to FSU officers during his arrest at his home on February 1, 2018.

Kampala — The case against controversial former Buyende District Police Commander ASP Muhammad Kirumira took yet another twist, when prosecution withdrew charges of torture against him at the Police Tribunal.

Prosecution told the tribunal at Naguru that they did not have witnesses to enable them push the torture case forward. Kirumira was further remanded over other cases. This particular case relates to torture claims by one Pius Kato and Paul Ochaya when Kirumira was in charge of Nansana Police station in 2014.

Kirumira was detained last week to face charges of torture, extortion, corruption, bribery, unlawful arrests and excessive use of authority.

Police's Flying squad were last week forced to break into controversial Kirumira's home in Bulenga to arrest him, a day after he vowed to resign, claiming he is being mistreated by the police force.

Kirumira locked himself in the house, demanding that police produce an arrest warrant. The Buyende DPC has been in the spotlight for the last five years over accusations of abuse of office.

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