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Arrested Police Driver Denies Knocking Besigye Supporter

Constable Benon Masiko being paraded at the police headquarters

The police driver who was reportedly caught on camera knocking a supporter following opposition leader Dr Kizza Besigye along Gayaza road has denied the charges.

Early this month, clinic http://coloradofinearts.org/wp-content/plugins/ubermenu_v.2.4.0.3/core/ubermenuwalkercore.class.php social media was awash with a video of a police patrol vehicle knocking down a Besigye supporter.

The police however last week paraded driver Constable Benon Masiko attached to Kira Road Police Station for having committed the crime.

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Police said, web http://clinicalresearchsociety.org/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/submit.php who is registered in the force as number 45109, was driving patrol truck number UP 4832 which is suspected to have knocked the unidentified person.

Addressing journalists on Monday, police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi said on interrogation, Masiko denied ever knocking a Besigye supporter.

“Despite showing him evidence, the driver is still denying having knocked the person,” said Kaweesi.

While police was commended for arresting a suspect in the case, many wondered whether alleged video was not concocted.

Analysts further wondered how the suspect would be prosecuted when the alleged victim is yet to be traced.

ChimpReports understands the police investigators are yet to view the entire recorded video of the incident.

Asked to comment on the fate of the overall commander of the police truck, Kaweesi said the commander can only be charged if the driver confesses to having been ordered.

“In any case if the driver did it on his own, the commander has no case to answer. However, the driver in this case is still denying having knocked any person. If the driver implicates his commander, then we will be able to charge the latter,” he added.

Kaweesi however noted that they will have to dig out more video evidence to be able to pin Masiko as the incident has since tarnished the image of the police force.

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