Court Adjourns Zaake Torture Case

Court has further extended its ruling on the suit filed by the Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament, Francis Zaake dragging top security bosses to court over torture.

This is the second time that court is extending the date for delivering its judgement on the matter,the 1st was in early April 2021.

Justice Esther Nambayo on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, indicated that the judgment would be delivered on notice since it was not yet ready.

Zaake dragged the security bosses to court in 2020 on grounds that they physically and psychologically tortured him while under their custody.

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He told court that on April 19, 2020 while distributing food and relief items, he was arrested by a team of joint security operatives who maltreated and destroyed his property at his residence in Mityana.

Zaake stated that Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF soldiers under the command of Mityana -DPC Mwiine and Wamala Regional Police Commander-RPC, Bob Kagarura jumped into his fence and brutally arrested and destroyed some property.

Court Adjourns Zaake Torture Case

Zaake says he was held incommunicado, tortured, and detained without trial for 10 days at several places including Mityana Police Station, CMI headquarters in Mbuya, and SIU headquarters in Kireka, until April 29.

Zaake further contends that the security chiefs contravened article article 20(2) and 22 of the 1995 constitution that talks about protection of the right to life.

Among those sued by Zaake include; Abel Kandiiho, the CMI chief, Elly Womanya, the then commandant, Police Investigations Division in Kireka, SSP Bob Kagarura, the former Wamala Regional Police Commander, SP Alex Mwiine, the former Mukono District Police Commander, Twesigye Hamdan, a police officer attached to SID in Kireka, Musa Walugembe, the officer in charge of SID, Kireka and one Detective Assistant Commissioner of Police, Isaac Oketcho for torturing him.