Last year Mityana Municipality Mp Francis Zaake filed five charges against six officers he accused of torturing him during his arrest last year in April .
The officers include the Regional Police Commander Bob Kagalura, Mityana District Police Commander Mwine Mukono, one Amudan Twesigye and others involved in torturing him during his arrest on April 19, 2020 when he was arrested for allegedly distributing relief food to his constituents affected by the Covid-19 induced lockdown.
Through his lawyer, Mr Eron Kizza, the MP filed the case on Wednesday at Mityana chief magistrate court stating that he was subjected to torture by the officers from April 19 to 29.
Zaake who is now in Turkey for official duty through his socials has confirmed and celebrated for winning the case in High court against the six police officers as posted below :
“I am delighted to inform you comrades that I have WON the case I filed in the High Court against criminal police officers who tortured me in April last year for donating food to my neighbours during the first lockdown. These criminals were led by Mwine Alex Mukono (former DPC Mityana Municipality) and Bob Kagarura (former RPC Wamala Region) as well as operatives at Police’s SIU torture facility in Kireka.”
“The Judge, Her Lordship Esta Nambayo, has declared that the intentional infliction upon me of pain and injury during my detention by the Police infringed on my “fundamental human rights to dignity and freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” which are protected by the 1995 constitution. She has also declared that the 10 days I was detained while being tortured without being presented to Court was in breach of my right to liberty, and consequently ordered the State to pay me UGX 75,000,000M as compensation, as well as paying costs of the case.”
“I am particularly happy that like the proverbial dead clock that is at least correct twice a day, the Judiciary has delivered justice at a time when so many other victims of even worse state wrongs are routinely denied redress for fear of upsetting the dictator and his enablers. We must keep up our struggle against misrule until such a time when getting justice from the judicial system is a certainty, not just a possibility. #WeAreRemovingaDictator.”