By Watchdog reporter

A joint task police force comprising of Flying Squad, CID and Special Operations Unit has arrested four police officers working under Special Operations Unit over the torture me f Kamwenge Town Council Mayor Geoffrey Byamukama who is being implicated in the murder case of former Police Spokesperson AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

The arrested include Fred Tumuhirwe, Patrick Muramira, Moses Kasibante and Abdul Ssemujju commonly known as Minaana.

Their arrest has come at a moment when police is being put under spotlight to explain the brutal torture against Kaweesi murder suspects.

According to URN, the suspects were picked up on Saturday and they are being detained at Nalufenya Police Facility in Jinja.

Who is Byamukama?

A popular politician with roots in para-military service, Byamukama sprang to prominence by taking a frontline action against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel incursion. He enlisted as Local Defence Unit operative and became a commander of the outfit by 1996, serving up to 2002 when ADF rebels were annihilated. His fierceness earned him the venerable nickname Commander Geof. After the end of the war, he joined active politics and has served as the local chairman of the ruling NRM party for the last 15 years, helping to mobilise Kamwenge to vote by 90 per cent for the party. Byamukama himself was elected the chairman of the Town Council, although residents prefer to call him Mayor.

 

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