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Kabale Businessman Arrested for Torture

Niwagaba who was arrested on Friday is alleged to have tortured Abel Ariheihi, 19, a resident of Nyamabare village, Karubeizi parish in Kanungu district.
14 Feb 2020 10:56
Abel Ariheihi being helped by his mother to walk

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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 district. 

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 electric cable.

Ariheihi also says that Niwagaba also tortured him using electricity and forced him to accept that he stole the spanners.

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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.

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Cue out…in hands.”//

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