Driver Accuses SFC Officer for Assault

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Madina Najuma, the mother of Kasozi wants police to expedite inquiries into the assault case and bring the officer to book. She also wants police to recover the Shillings 1.5 million that her son was carrying and went missing when after he was attacked by Kovico.

Lieutenant George Kavico, a soldier attached to the Special Forces Command-SFC is in trouble for allegedly assaulting a driver in Lyantonde Town council.



Jamadah Kasozi, a resident of Kooki Ward in Lyantonde town council has filed a case of assault and theft against Kavico at Lyantonde Central Police Vie SD REF: 19/28/06/2017 through Martin Vincent Makuula, a concerned citizen.
 
 

According to Kasozi, he was driving a Toyota corona vehicle registration number UAH 668J from Kyewanula on June 26th 2017 and knocked a cow. 



"I immediately stopped and packed at the nearby shop only to see an army officer grabbing my neck, I managed to run to Lyantonde police station. George found me at police station and started kicking me before the District Police Commander until I became unconscious and only found myself at the Hospital in the wee hours of Tuesday 27th June 2017," says Kasozi.



Some the residents have confirmed witnessing the debacle, saying they tried to intervene and stop the soldier in vain. "We tried to intervene but he couldn't listen to us he called his colleagues who brought two sub machine guns and started shooting in the air before George drove off in Kasozi's vehicle," said a resident on condition of anonymity.
 
 
Our reporter has also established that Lieutenant Kaviko George works is the manager of a farm belonging to Enid Kukunda, who is said to be close to the first family. Thomas Kiwewa, a resident of Lyantonde Town council, says this is not the first time a resident is being harassed by soldiers from Kukunda's farm. 



"People are beaten up by those herds men, let them tell us if the road that goes through the farm is only for the president and his people and we find an alternative road," Kiwewa said.
 
 
Vincent Mukaaku, who filed a case on behalf of Kasozi has promised to mobilize residents to demonstrate should police fail to act and prosecute the errant soldier. Thomas Oyo, the Lyantonde District Police Commander confirms the debacle but denies claims that Kovico assaulted Kasozi in his presence.
 
 
"I saw Kasozi coming at police and started rolling in the sand complaining of chest pain, I directed my security officers to take him to hospital," said Oyo. He also says that Kovico filed a traffic offense against Kasozi although it wasn't recorded.
 

 
Madina Najuma, the mother of Kasozi wants police to expedite inquiries into the assault case and bring the officer to book. She also wants police to recover the Shillings 1.5 million that her son was carrying and went missing when after he was attacked by Kovico.



 
A medical report from Lyantonde Hospital issued by Dr. Edward Karoma confirms that Kasozi was hit with a blunt object living him chest and head injuries. Our reporter tried to speak to the Special Forces Spokesperson, Major Chris Magyezi in vain as his known mobile phone number couldn't go through.
 
 
The Lyantonde Resident District Commissioner, Sulaiman Tiguragara Matojo has confirmed receiving information about the incidence, adding that, he has calling an emergency District Security Committee meeting to look into the matter.