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Police Investigates Stick Wielding Officers as Rugunda Weighs In

Bodaboda riders on Entebbe road beg police officers to be given back their motorcycles after they fled and left them behind , having been attacked by the police officers (Photo by Kennth Kazibwe)

The Uganda Police Professional Standards Unit (P.S.U) has commenced investigations into an incident in which some Police officers assaulted supporters of Dr. Kizza Besigye.

Police officers together with men in civilian clothing were yesterday Tuesday seen beating up people that lined up along the road to wave at Dr Besigye as he returned home from court, medications http://craigpatchett.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-update-customcss.php having been granted bail from Luzira prison.

The same men were pictured and filmed today along Entebbe road beating up Besigye’s supporters as he came from court in Nakawa.

Police’s deputy spokesperson Polly Namaye said the Professional Standard Unit Department had written to NBS Television which first published the video on social media to avail the Police with a copy of the video to enable the investigators identify the officers involved and evidence of what transpired.

“The video will also help the Police to identify some members of the public who were affected in this particular incident, information pills ” she said.

“The Police wishes to assure the Public of our commitment in ensuring safety and peacefulness working closely with all Ugandans.”

Members of the public affected in this incident were urged to make a report to P.S.U by visiting their head office at Bukoto or make a call on telephone numbers 0800300119, 0800199199, 0800199299. A case file has been opened up under reference PSU GEF 306/2016 ACP.

Earlier today, a complaint about the stick wielding officers was tabled on the floor of parliament by Buhweju MP Francis Mwijukye.

Asked to weigh in on the matter, the Prime Minister and Leader of Government Business Dr Ruhakana Rugunda tasked the Ministry of Internal Affairs to fully investigate the matter and report back to the House.

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