Crime Preventer Accuses Officers of Torture

2019 Views Kabale, Western Region, Uganda

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Fulumina Turyahabwe, the wife of the victim says the officers didnt only stop at torturing her husband during arrest but they destroyed their household property and took Shillings 600,000..

Gad Byaruhanga, the coordinator of Crime Preventer in Kitumba Sub County in Kabale district is accusing a combined team of Police and Army officers of torturing him.
 
 
Byaruhanga claims that a group of police officers and soldiers stormed his home at the sub county headquarters in the wee hours of December 2 and ordered him to open.
 
 
According to Byaruhanga, on opening the door, the police officers ordered him to handover a motorcycle registration number UEK 070E BAJAJ BOXER and its key, saying it was a directive from Dickens Bindeeba, the Kabale District Police Commander and David Kato Muhereza, the Coordinator Kigezi Region Crime Preventers.
 
 
Byaruhanga received the motorcycle from the National Crime Preventers Forum.
 
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Fulumina Turyahabwe, the wife of the victim says the officers didn't only stop at torturing her husband during arrest but they destroyed their household property and took Shillings 600,000.
 
 
Turyahabwe says the officers threatened to shoot her if makes an alarm or disclose that they took money from their house.

 
Dickens Bindeeba, the Kabale District Police Commander, says they were prompted to recover the motorcycle forcefully after Byaruhanga declined to hand it over peacefully.

 
He explains that Byaruhanga was fired from Crime Prevention in July this year for alleged indiscipline.
 
 
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About the author

Samuel Amanya
Samuel Amanya is the Kigezi Region URN bureau chief. Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri districts fall under his docket. Samuel Amanya has been a Uganda Radio Network reporter since August 2016. Before becoming a URN staff reporter, Amanya had written for the network for several years as a freelancer.


Amanya was also a Voice of Kigezi reporter from 2011 to 2016.


A journalism graduate from African College of Commerce Kabale, Amanya values his independence. Amanya says URN is a home for his talent because it lets him explore his journalistic interests without limits.

Amanya is fascinated by the crime beat and some of his best stories have come out of that interest. Amanya says he aims to be all round beat reporter.