Police is investigating it’s own errant officers who tortured to death, Abdul Kaweesi, 40, a resident of Kalungu town who was recently arrested for lacking a face mask.
According to local reports, the charged police officers acting under influence of drugs beat to pulp the deceased and other suspects in the late night hours while shouting obscenities and insults at them. “After beating the suspects, they urinated on them and kicked them on the ribs,” says one of the police officers who declined to participate in the torture.
By the next morning, Kaweesi’s condition had worsened and these officers rushed him to a local health centre.
According to his brother Muweesi, fearing arising reprisals, the errant officers rushed the ailing Kaweesi to Kalungu Health Centre III for treatment. Later that day, they dragged him back to the cells where he died of torture wounds in that very night.
Police has distanced itself from the murder claiming the deceased Kaweesi committed suicide in their cells. “We have interrogated all our officers who were on duty that night and they all say they found the deceased hanging in the cells the next morning,” says the Kalungu police spokesperson.
Referring to Museveni’s recent televised address, the mandatory wearing of masks was pronounced to take effect on June, 2 when the government expects to be done with production of this new requirement. The public was given a grace period of two weeks to access the mask. Arresting and torturing Kaweesi contravenes the president’s directive on masks. Kaweesi’s relatives say they will not relent from getting justice for their deceased brother. Some have shunned to bury his body till police officers who killed him are brought to book. “We will not bury him. Let his murderers do the burial,” tearfully swore Kaweesi’s wife.