Sam Abwon, the area LC I Chairperson, says the suspect has since confessed to the crime. This boy Okori has become a drug addict and habitual drunkard in the village we hope the law will help us with him, he said.
The Chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission UHRC Meddie Ssozi Kaggwa emphasizes that torture is a criminal matter that attracts penalties under the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Act, 2012 which law he says ought to be implemented to reduce cases of torture.
Uganda Radio Network understands that police spokesperson Asan Kasingye threatened to resign on Wednesday during a meeting of the senior officers when his colleagues asked him to retract his statement that four suspects had been arrested in connection to Byamukamas torture.
Prosecution led by Washua Bengu, the State Prosecutor told court that Ocen tortured the duo when they went to celebrate International Labor Day at his Dokolo hotel. According to Bengu, the two were part of several revelers who were rounded up by Ocen and others still at large on allegations of trespass and vandalizing hotel property.
The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga observed that that the application of torture contravenes article 24 of the Constitution which outlaws all forms of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment as a form of punishment. Kadaga noted that the acts depict total disregard of the Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act by the police force.