Police in Masindi are holding two Saracen security Guards attached to Kinyara Sugar factory for alleged assault and torture. The arrest of the duo follows an assault case filed by Dickson Irumba, a former Radio Hoima News Editor.
Police in Masindi are holding two Saracen security Guards attached to Kinyara Sugar factory for alleged assault and torture.
The arrest of the duo follows an assault case filed by Dickson Irumba, a former Radio Hoima News Editor.
Juma Okungo, the Masindi District Police commander identifies the culprits as Charles Asaba and Gerald Manzi.
The duo and their colleagues still at large reportedly assaulted Irumba, who is now the proprietor of Arizona Night club in Masindi town, leaving him with a broken limb and a bruise on the stomach.
The motive of the assault is still unclear but Irumba says it was on Saturday at around 4am when the Saracen guards assaulted him.
He explains that he was returning from a music show at Kinyara Management Club, when one of the guards manning one of the gates at the sugar factory stopped him. He asked for identification documents, which Irumba provided.
At this time the guard reportedly got instructions on a radio call not to allow Irumba to go and moments later, a truck full of security guards came. The former journalist was allegedly ordered to sit down and the guards started beating him using batons.
The group also reportedly kicked and injured him in the stomach.
He claims the guards also stole his 170,000 shillings and smashed his mobile phone. Due to the continuous beating his right limb was broken.
Irumba says later they incarcerated him at their control room, where they forced him to look into a bright light torch until the morning break.
With his leg bleeding profusely, Irumba says he begged the security guards to at least take him to hospital for first aid. At about 10am on Sunday they bundled him onto their truck and dumped him at the factory clinic.
He says he did not receive any treatment as he had no money and the nurses said they could not treat anyone who was not a staff of the factory. The former journalist lay in pain until in the afternoon when the clinic ambulance picked him and dropped him home.
He was taken to Supreme clinic Masindi for ex-ray. A medical form shows that he sustained a tibia born fracture during the beating. The matter was reported at Kinyara police post leading to the arrest of the culprits, who have been transferred to Masindi police station.
Juma Okungo, the Masindi District police commander says they are charging the security guards with assault and that claims of robbery are being investigated.
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