Emmanuel Niwagaba, the proprietor of Masters Auto Garage, Kabale
municipality has been arrested for alleged torture.
Niwagaba who was arrested on Friday is alleged to have tortured Abel Ariheihi,
19, a resident of Nyamabare village, Karubeizi parish in Kanungu
Ariheihi who was studying at Niwagaba’s garage is accused of stealing spanners.
The victim says that last week, Niwagaba arrested, tied and beat him using an
Ariheihi also says that Niwagaba also tortured him using electricity
and forced him to accept that he stole the spanners.
//Cue in; “ nyowe ebizibu ebinyine…
Cue out…weena namaguru.”//
Hope Byakatonda, a mother to the victim says that his son is unable to walk
without support due to deep wounds on his buttocks, thighs and back. Byakatonda
faults Niwagaba for torturing her son without evidence.
//Cue in: “okushanga omwana wangye…
//Cue out…akakora ekiyabaasa.”//
Brian Ampeire, the Kabale District Police Commander, says that
Niwagaba is being held because he caused grievous harm on Ariheihi.
He says that the victim is receiving treatment at Kabale regional
referral hospital. Ampeire says that police are however still probing the case
of alleged theft Niwagaba had lodged against Ariheihi.