The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has launched an investigation into the alleged existence of a torture chamber, in Soroti Central Police station.
The Eastern Regional Human Rights Investigations Officer, Celestine Alou, says the investigations stem from complaints by the inmates, who claim they are interrogated from a toilet full of wasps.
Following the claims, UHRC investigators made an impromptu visit to Soroti Central police station, during which they were led to an abandoned toilet which the inmates claimed is used as a torture chamber.
Alou says the toilet was found with wasps and was being used by the criminal investigations department officials to interrogate suspects.
During the visit, the investigators also came across Vincent Edasu, one of the suspects, who had severe torture marks inflicted on him by the alleged wasps.
Alou says Edasu was illegally detained in Soroti police cells for nine days, without any charge.
The Mid Eastern Regional Police Commander, John Akol, says he will investigate the complaint.
Akol however says that the investigations should not be leveled against the entire police force, but on individual police officers who have been torturing the suspects.