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Kabale DPC, RDC Torture Case Adjourned to May

The Kabale High Court Deputy Registrar, Samuel Emokol adjourned the matter to May 24th 2018, saying the Judge, Moses Kawumi Kazibwe is away on an official duties in Kampala.
Dickens Bindeeba, the Kabale District Police Commander
Hearing of the case against the Kabale Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Dennis Nzeirwe and District Police Commander, Dickens Bindeba failed to take off today in Kabale high court to the absence of the judge.

 

The Kabale High Court Deputy Registrar, Samuel Emokol adjourned the matter to May 24th 2018, saying the Judge, Moses Kawumi Kazibwe is away on an official duties in Kampala.

Nzeirwe and Bindeba are wanted for torturing Nicholas Byonanebye, a former student of Kabale University. Byonanebye sued the duo through his lawyers, Niwagaba & Mwebesa Advocates for torturing him during a peaceful student's protest on October 14th 2016.

 

On the said date, Kabale University students led a peaceful procession from their university campus in Kikungiri through Kabale town to the district headquarters. They demanded to meet the Resident District Commissioner, Darias Nandiinda and the LC V Chairperson, Patrick Besigye Keihwa to address their grievances after going a full month without lectures.

 

Byonanebye says he was grabbed by the accused shortly after arriving together the other students and dragged on the ground before he was tortured until he became unconscious.  According to Byonanebye, he regained his conscious at Kabale police Station where he spent two days in pain. He wants court to compel the duo to compensate him for the torture. 

Byonanebye's lawyer, Eron Kiiza told URN shortly after the adjournment, that he will return before court on May 24th, 2018 to ensure his client gets justice. Only Dickens Bindeeba, the Kabale District police Commander showed up at the court premises but declined to talk to our reporter. Denis Nzeirwe, the Kabale Deputy Resident Disports Commissioner and the State Attorney, Rachel Lubowa, who is representing the Attorney General, were no show.

 

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