Speaking at Eid Al Adha celebrations at Kagombe mosque , the Luwero District Kadhi Sheikh Ramadhan Mulindwa condemned the torture and the killing of suspects saying its violation of the right to life which can only be taken away by Allah.
The District Kadhis for Greater Luwero Muslim districts have
condemned the killings and torture of suspects accused of participating in the
shooting of former Chief of Defense Forces-CDF General Katumba Wamala.
Last month, the assassins killed Katumba's daughter Brendah Nantongo and Haruna
Kayondo along Kisota Road in Kisaasi in Nakawa Division of Kampala District.
Recently the suspects appeared before Nakawa Chief Magistrate's Court with
severe wounds on their bodies and are currently under treatment at Kitalya
The suspects are Muhammad Kagugube alias Musiramu alias Mugisha, Kamada
Walusimbi alias Mudinka, Siriman Ayuub Kisambira alias Mukwasi Koja, Abdulaziz
Ramathan Dunku and Habib Ramanthan Marjan.
Police also confirmed they shot dead four other suspects during their arrest.
Speaking at Eid Al Adha celebrations at Kigombe mosque, the Luwero District
Kadhi Sheikh Ramadhan Mulindwa condemned the torture and the killing of
suspects saying its a violation of the right to life which can only be taken
away by Allah.
Mulindwa explains that torture of suspects results in fake confessions and
these can’t stand in court. Mulindwa added that the killing of suspects may
also hamper the government’s effort to arrest all the people named in crimes.
He asked the security personnel to exercise professionalism while
arresting and extracting evidence from the suspects.
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Sheikh Habib Musa Kikabi the District Kadhi for Nakasongola asked the
government to prosecute security personnel named in any torture acts.
Kikabi also asked the Police to refrain from using excessive force while
enforcing COVID 19 lockdown.
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Uthman Basajjanaku a resident of Luwero town council saying torture and killing
suspects raise questions on investigations into the cases.
Basajjanaku said if indeed people are arrested have cases to answer, they must
be presented in court and evidence presented before judges for fair hearing
rather than executions.
Basajjanaku warns that the security personnel may be held personally responsible
if there is a change of government.
According to the Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act of 2012, any
evidence obtained from suspects through torture is inadmissible in court.
Previously, a group of suspects charged with the murder of the former Police
Spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi got an award of Shillings 80 million each
for the torture occasioned against them by the government operatives.