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The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, says the accused officers claim to have rescued Lubiika from a charged mob that was assaulting him on suspicion of stealing a goat.
KMP Deputy Police PRO Luke Owoyesigyire

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Two police officers attached to Kasangati Police Station in Wakiso District have been arrested in connection to the death of a suspect in their holding cells.  

The duo was picked up by the Police Professional Standards Unit (PSU) in liaison with Kampala Metropolitan Police. 

The suspects are Corporal Robinah Namagaru and Police Constable, William Mugodi. They are accused of torturing Alex Lubiika leading to his death. 

Their colleague identified as Jimmy Rugambamazima is at large.   Lubiika was found dead inside in police cells on Friday morning with wounds all over his body. 

The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, says the accused officers claim to have rescued Lubiika from a charged mob that was assaulting him on suspicion of stealing a goat.  

“The officers say on August 8 a suspect was brought in with a goat exhibit by 999 Patrol vehicles. A group of people pounced on him when he was disembarking. Police had to come in and save him,” Owoyesigyire said.  

Owoyesigyire says even the police officer’s version of events is true, they would still be charged with negligence. He argues that the suspect should have been taken to a medical facility for   

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  Police has widened its investigations to establish whether the suspect was brought in injured or was tortured in police custody.