Police has refuted what they term as the false propaganda that photographs of alleged torture, spread on social media are of two suspects namely; Ssebuufu Edward alias Eddie Mutwe and Buken Ali alias Nubian Lee, who are in police custody in Masaka.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga says they believe the accounts of torture are fabricated to taint the image of the forces and also capture media headlines.
“We would like to disprove these sickening allegations by sharing images of the two suspects that were obtained today while lifting their fingerprints” Enanga said.
It is a lawful procedure undertaken when suspects are being processed for court and for future criminal record purposes.
Mutwe and Nubian are part of the NUP Presidential candidate’s campaign team that was arrested in Kalangala early this week. More than 90 people were arrested at the Island when Kyagulanyi Ssentamu the NUP candidate had showed up for campaigns.
“We remain comitted to observing the rights of all suspects, even when in custody. Our Cyber Crime unit has taken interest in the FAKE posting and will ensure the culprits are identified and brought to justice” Enanga added.
They have since been processed and are waiting to be arraigned before Courts of law.
However on Saturday, images of some unrecognizable people in hospitals made rounds with many in the NUP party claiming it was Mutwe and Lee who had been tortured by police while in its custody.
Kyagulanyi wrote on Friday, that he had received information of torture that was being carried out by police on his team.
“Fellow citizens, reports indicate that our comrades in Masaka were badly tortured to a point that some cannot walk. We are still in the dark about several comrades such as Nubian and Eddie Mutwe. We have spent the entire afternoon engaging our legal teams here and abroad to see that we put an end to this impunity” he said.
Today, Kyagulanyi posted his end of year message, urging all his supporters to guard their vote come 14th January 2020, using their cameras.
“Make sure to record the proceedings, use your camera and capture that particular time when the returning officer is announcing the result. Makesure you capture that particular moment. I know that we are very many Ugandans, and I know we can do that as a nation, all we want is clarity” he urged them.